February 22, 2011

Woolen City : Wearable Architecture

Woolen City

The last weeks of 2010 were a whirlwind of working. I've been meaning to post all the works bit by bit, and here's the first. This is one I've been working on for quite some time, and I greatly underestimated how much work it would be. It's a Woolen City: wearable wire wrapped in grey wool yarn. After constructing the armature, I built up pyramids, domes, towers, skyscrapers, caves and arches. Each bit of wire was then wrapped in grey wool yarn, creating a slightly fuzzy line drawing of architecture. It's a wearable urban structure that has just a bit of coziness from the yarn, and the citizen wearing it can feel the scale of a city/citizen relationship shift.

Woolen City

Woolen City

Woolen City

Woolen City




1 comment:

Meg in Nelson said...

This is amazing! And I know it's a little different but I am reminded of the huge lace collars of the past.