Monday, December 4, 2017

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All day)

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  • Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, December 20, 2017 (All day)

    by Taylor Painter-Wolfe (Tulsa)

    My work is made entirely of felted wool I make and dye by hand. Making my own materials is an important part of my artistic process because it allows me to have a hand in every aspect of creating my art from start to finish. The unpredictability involved always yields unique and interesting results. Oftentimes holes, irregular edges and sizes, and interesting variations in color and texture occur. I never get the same shape or color twice, making each piece of felt I create totally one of a kind. I use the material and its imperfections to inspire me and guide my decision-making process about the art I create with it. Through the use of techniques such as stitching, quilting, applique, and reverse applique I turn what was once just plain white wool into colorful and dynamic abstract landscapes and skyscapes.

    Much of my work up to now has been inspired by aerial photography, satellite images, and textures and shapes found in different types of landscapes. For the show, “Earth & Sky,” I have expanded the scope of my work to make pieces inspired not only by terrestrial views but by celestial views as well. I am interested in finding the similarities in these views and blurring the lines between the experience of looking down at the earth from the sky and looking up at the sky from the earth. This exhibition is meant to create an all-encompassing representation of the world we occupy by exploring the connection between shapes, colors, and textures visible in both environments. My intent is to create simplified and thought-provoking depictions of land and sky while leaving it up to the viewer to decide if the piece mimics their own personal experience of looking up or of looking down.