Hoodoo totemic piece WIP

17 Jul 2009
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Another in my Hoodoo series, this piece so far is 25" tall, and "in the round". Hand dyed base fabric, bead and stitch manipulated shapes with copper, attached with more beads.

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smidgen wrote
on 18 Jul 2009 7:45 AM

I love this! I love the organic feel of the "Hoodoo" you can imagin so many natural elements to it!  How long did it take you to make?

arlee wrote
on 18 Jul 2009 12:56 PM

Thank you for the kind words!

It's still be worked on :} Doing all the shapes initially takes about 45 minutes to an hour and a quarter depending on how "involved" the shaping and beading is, stitching them onto the totem base is fast, but i have been working on this piece on and off for about 3 moths at least.

on 18 Jul 2009 1:15 PM

Holy cow, how cool is that?!?

arlee wrote
on 18 Jul 2009 1:32 PM

Thanks Sweetie :}

smidgen wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 6:53 AM

I just LOVE the visual texture! It really stimulates my imagination and helps be to think about possible stories that you could write about the piece! I feel that is the what Art and Textile Art is suppose to do imagin and dream....You have taught me something about my own work as well, to incorporate more texture in my work to invoke creativity. I hope that you are not stopping at just one? MAKE MORE!

arlee wrote
on 19 Jul 2009 9:54 AM

Thanks again S :} There are more 3d Hoodoos being worked on but they are all different. However, i will be using these shapes elsewhere in this series as well.

If i can't have texture in what i do, i don't see the point! :} Fabric by definition is tactile, but flat is boring!

on 20 Jul 2009 3:09 AM

Very cool! So much texture to see and explore in your Hoodoos!

MandyH wrote
on 22 Jul 2009 1:05 PM

The textures are amazing.