Monday, April 4, 2011

Title: Last of the Summer Hummocks; Artist: Kit Lane

Photo note:

Title: Last of the Summer Hummocks
Artist: Kit Lane
Size: 5.75”x4”
Medium: Wool, Beads, Mini Button, Embroidery Floss, Glass Eye, Pins

This tiniest of unsuspecting Jacabobs enjoys some last warm rays of summer sun perched atop a grassy green and mushroom clad Hummock of Strangeland.

On the surface a Hummock seems quite benign but lurking behind the pink and cheerful mushrooms is a deep and soulful eye. It might suggest that not everything is always as it first appears, that sometimes there’s more to a thing if one takes the time to really look, or we could make certain conclusions about a being that always prefers to look away from the world and gazing into dark corners while presenting a lovely flower laden smile to the audience. Or…it’s just a Jacabob and a strange eyeball. You choose :o)

This little world is quite sturdily made by the needle felting method which involves poking wispy wads of fleecy wool a bajillion times with a special barbed needle which tightens and knits the fibers together. With the exception of the Jacabob's little beady eyes and nose, nothing is sewn. Nested deeply in the heart of the Hummock, in the pit of its belly is a 100% wool chunklet from a world traveled and well loved sweater, felted and infused with a lifetime of stories from far away lands.

The whole kit-n-kaboodle measures 5.75" inches tall by 4" wide. (apx 14.6cm x 10.2cm)The 11 pink dress makers pins can be rearranged to suit your own design sense :o)

This artwork is part of Bear and Bird Gallery's "Small Stuff 3" Art exhibition in Lauderhill, Florida. Exhibition runs November 22, 2009 - January 9, 2010, for more information visit our website www.bearandbird.com

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