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December 8, 2013 / weavingschool

Coral Reef inspired e-textile instillation

Coral Reef inspired e-textile show

Click the link to take you to my recent Facebook post of the show I’m working on for Rangsit University’s art department show in Jan 2014. Visits as a longtime volunteer at the Tennessee Aquarium have peaked my interest in the endless variety of colors and shapes found in the aquatic world. An Aquarium art exhibit by glass artist Dale Chihuly, the recent display by mixed media sculptor Lanny Burgner, and an Imax show on coral reefs that highlighted the work of Jason deCaires Taylor as well as the many plants and animals all informed the piece.
The pieces with lights are felted in underwater inspired 3D shapes. The floor to ceiling and background pieces are knitted. The wiring is made from crocheted wire and aluminum juice cans and connected with conductive thread in many places and solder in a few. I programed the lights to run on an arduino.

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close ups of individual elements

close ups of individual elements

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