Seascapes Three Ways
Here's a special section for all our Felt-ers out there who love working in fabrics, as well as anyone out there who's looking to "make waves" by trying something new over the long holiday weekend.
Watch & Learn: Creating Water & Waves with Resin
With the ability to achieve translucent and high gloss effects, resin is a perfect material to think bout when pondering water and waves. We haven't talked a lot about this material in the past, so we thought it might be fun to showcase three different takes on a water theme before the month concluded.
Let's Define it: Hand Built Pottery
Here at Felt, we're always interested in expanding and refining our art vocabulary. As we researched a little bit more about the "slab method" mentioned above, we came across a new term.
Let's Define it: Found Objects
According to this article from Tate Modern, a found object is "a natural or man-made object, or fragment of an object, that is found (or sometimes bought) by an artist and kept because of some intrinsic interest the artist sees in it".
Let's Define it: Collage
From the French, coller, meaning "to glue" or "to stick together", collage is an art technique that involves combining different materials such as photographs, paper, and fabric. The word is primarily associated with visual arts, but collage also occurs in music. Collage is closely linked with the concept of assemblage (which we talked about in last week's email) and is subtly different from pastiche, which is a form of "pasting" together.
A New Prompt for January: Doorways
Explore the theme of doorways in your work literally and figuratively. What kinds of doors, openings, and gateways are in your life. You can create something from scratch or share something you’ve already made.
Exploring the Theme of Doors
We love this article from Architectural Digest titled, 15 of the World's Most Historically Significant Doors. It's kind of like taking a world tour with the author and getting a personal sightseeing tour in all of the world's most beautiful cities. We are particularly entranced by Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Porta del Paradiso (or "Gates of Paradise") in Florence and the lattice-patterned doors of Chepstow Castle in Mouthshire, Wales.