Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Joomchi Felt Reflections




This is my most recent in the series of scarves/wearables I've been making, inspired by the Korean art of Joomchi- a paper art form and process.  The exploration has culminated in pieces that hold three aspects of surface
design...all of which have a basis in geology.... a relationship between rock and water....Erosion and the forms it leaves behind....and leads into thoughts of the land and how it shapes us....


 In the midst of this felting exploration, we spent an afternoon on a local beach at low tide...and these beautiful rock formations were exposed. I'd never seen them at this location before....and what an amazing mirror they are to the joomchi/felting process...plus the symbolism inherent in the eroding of rock....


And in the same place...the simple layering of shales....

 Worn edges in the stone....layers....and like a topographic map of our well earned experiences.....and in felt, still reflecting the ideas of pockets...long sinuous veins of space....


And then the conglomerates...composites of materials bound together by pressure and time....how perfect! In another beautiful island spot, there are amazing examples of conglomerate rocks...when I get back from the retreats, I'm going to take some pictures....and explore these ideas some more....


So very much enjoying this thought/felt play.....a perfect lead in to the upcoming retreat sessions!

Warm wishes,
Fiona

15 comments:

  1. What beautiful texture and colours and those similarity in nature. Wonderful. You have combined wonderful designs. Angelika

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    1. Thank you, Angelika. I've been really enjoying working through these ideas and pieces It was such a surprise to come across those rock patterns!

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  2. absolutely stunning--you make me miss the coast so much but show it so well here :)

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    1. Thank you Arlee.I find this to be an amazing creative space...I'm glad it comes through in some way!

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  3. extremely cool this work you are doing; so evocative and different. I will be in touch and/or make a blog post soon about our July experiment. Am really enjoying your Joomchi explorations and the results!

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    1. Thanks Ginny! I made some big creative life decisions over the summer...and they all feel like they are taking me in the right direction...I am loving doiing this! Looking forward to you blog post and/or seeing how your silk piece has been transformed!

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    1. Thank you Edda! Your comment makes me smile...and dream a little too!

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  5. Really beautiful!!!!Fantastic textures:)
    Warm greetings:)

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    1. Thanks Diana- I'm so enjoying exploring these new surfaces!

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  6. One more...this is so very BEAUTY-ful...!

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    1. Thank you, Anu! Using these surfaces to create a performance piece for Felt United weekend...very fun....no internet access though but hope to post soon! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. stunning..fragile and strong...in love!

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