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Felting Residency at The de Young Museum

December 9, 2014

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I’m the artist in residency at the de Young Museum in San Francisco for the month of Dec . I will be there Wed to Sun Dec 3 to Jan 4 1 to 5. I am using my secret Streetcolor name.. Though not so secret as it once was.

It’s wonderful to me to see felt in a gallery setting. I wanted to push it as much as I could so I worked very large. It’s important to have a defined goal in artmaking to be productive and develop your largest ideas. To satisfy yourself with art.

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In my efforts to be as confident and big as possible this summer I felted a house. This was up in Mendocino. It was only up for 4 days but it was worth it to make a felted house.

On the other end of making felt – we are doing a felt flower installation at the de Young Museum for my interactive art project.

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This is the plan , first there is an installation of felt flowers on the wall that grows every day . Second I’m making felt flowers for the staff at the museum to wear -thus extending the space where art is seen in the museum. Third – people can come in to the Kimball Gallery and make their own felt flowers to wear and thus become part of the installation as they walk around the museum.

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This is where you come in, you can come by the Kimball Gallery at the de Young Museum , make a felt flower and pin it to the wall installation or wear it around and be a piece of art.

That’s what is going on with felt at the moment. If you are interested in felting classes they will begin again in 2015. I will post them later but the dates will be Sat Jan 10 ” Start Felting ” and Sat Feb 14 ” Valentine Felting “.

more here http://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/december-artist-residence-streetcolor