Thursday, July 28, 2011

HP Lovecraft Tiny World

I took a Tiny World Pincushion class in late April with artist Mimi Kirchner, and I've finally put the finishing touches on my Tiny World. I was invited to participate in an HP Lovecraft themed group art show at The Fools Mansion in Salem, MA and I decided to use that opportunity to pick a theme for my Tiny World.

My Tiny World contains a monolith atop an island of slime amidst a troubled sea. Tentacles creep out from the depths perhaps to drag someone under. The Tiny World is a pincushion made entirely of wool felt and installed in a teacup. I chose a teacup that reminded me of a shell to reinforce the nautical feeling. Each tentacle is actually a pin (see below) that can be rearranged, making it an interactive and functional piece of art.

See this in person in Salem, MA. Details:

FROM BEYOND: ARTWORKS INSPIRED BY H.P. LOVECRAFT is a group art show running from July 30TH to August 27TH here at Fool's Mansion in our Red Room Gallery.

Join us for the opening night reception with the artists on July 30th from 8-10 PM.


mimi k said...

It is beautiful! I love seeing it finished!

Chroma Lab said...

Omg! My two favorite fiber artists joining forces! This is awesome, Jen.

georgiemorley said...

I'm obsessed. two amazing things (tea cups and octopi) combined. love.