Today I am going to give away one of my fiber art pieces to a friend. One of those friends who walks in to your house without knocking, or calls to say "put the the kettle on", or "I'm bringing wine" She's been faffing around with her house for a long time, completely unsatisfied with almost every room. I popped by a couple of weeks ago and started to order her family around, having them remove this or re-position that. An old leather button tufted Chesterfield that she HATED, she now loves and we have worked her living room around it. (will post on it soon). What she needs now is art. And in this case what she is getting is some amateur art, but better than nothing and I hope she like it. She has a very ethnic, eclectic, vintagey vibe, so I thought she may like one of my wool pieces in very rich colours inspired by Persian rugs.
For some reason that I can't remember now, all of my wool collages in this series are named after men. Baxter, Christian, and in this case Dylan. This is a combination of collage, knit pieces, and felting.
I think when you display art, it should interact with it's surroundings. A piece nearby can relate to it in some way. For instance in the photo above, you can see how the carving of the African woman looks so wonderful juxtaposed against the fiber piece and creates a vignette.
Because she desperately needs art in her home, I am popping over (unannounced) later for a cuppa and to gift her my DYLAN. I hope she likes it. One piece I gave as a gift ended up in a Thrift Shop after a messy divorce in the family. The Thrift Shop owner Googled me and called me to see if I wanted it back.