I melted an old carrier bag onto my teapot with the thoughts of how to preserve items. It is also an item that many people on an international level would know what it is and what purpose it has. Does wrapping it up change the use of the teapot, to become a sculpture- rather than being made to brew a teabag or two.
What can I write about this. So far it has taken 13 balls of wool and over 12 hours to painstakingly wrap the wool around the table. The black brings to mind the idea of mourning. But mourning of who and what? Does black connotate loss to the potential audience?
In response to the artist David Downey's work I wanted to preserve things around me- and fix the wobbly table leg on the dining/art table. Tables have many connotations, such as family sitting and eating together, arguments around the table, a place to create etc. I really wanted to support the leg and used what I already had available, black wool. Should I wrap the whole table, or just the leg and a section of the table top?
I love the fact that the den I made really did obscure the view, from both inside and outside. It really emulated the feeling of being under my blanket for safety. The more people spent time in there, the more other people wanted to go in- becoming a part of the exhibit.
There is something domestic about this photo that was taken whilst I was sewing together and hanging my den up. This photo makes one think of a washing line, which could be used in a feminist
Ruth N Brown, a chance to see my works in progress