Textures/Surfaces

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I found as I looked around that I was drawn to very natural textures and surfaces as well as a lot of fabric and cloth textures, like woven or knitted things. I really enjoyed rocks and their rough texture and items that were aged, like chipping paint on a wood porch or the dust in corners of a balcony. And I also found myself noticing small details in clothing of intricately woven thread of the appearance of tights when looked at closely. I liked how something as simple as a thread could be manipulated to form something so pleasing to look at.

I like the idea of including crocheted or knitted items in art to create planes as part of a three-dimensional object, like the cloth I found. I could also add small spikes to an object, like what is seen on the cactus, to create something intimidating or creepy to look at. I could also use a lot of these objects while painting to make a texture in the surface of the paint. A lot of the cloth I found would make very interesting textures. I also like the idea of  using rocks, either as a kind of paintbrush or perhaps just building a sculpture out of found rocks.

I found an artist who makes crocheted installations that are quite beautiful. She is able to manipulate the yarn to create a lot of different appearances and a lot of planes that all combine to form one large-scale piece. I think her work is interesting because the large scale seems imposing, but the work is made out of crocheted doilies so it is also really innocent and sweet. Combining those two very different feelings makes for a really intriguing piece.

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