56 | Taut is up now - April 15 - 19.
Flocking is a mysterious and wonderful substance. It essentially makes a surface velvety by using colored adhesive and super-fine fibers. The process videos do a better job explaining than I can. My rocking jig and haphazard drop cloth/plastic might seem hilariously inept to experienced flockers. To that group of 45 people - I salute you and your consummate craftsmanship! I tried. Jill from DonJer is a great person to call; I posed many questions that she answered expertly and kindly.
Mitch shot these process video for me/you. Louise Dechow was my beautiful assistant and is a bad-ass fiber artist. Audio provided by WTJU rock marathon and the air compressor. Thanks to all!
Come to the show and touch the giant wall of flock (there are five panels). And come see Mitch's work. Kid is going places. I'll post installation shots and artist statements soon. Here is a phone photo during set up.
If you're in Charlottesville for First Fridays, want to see some prints and drawings, or sample food and wine - stop by the WVTF/Radio IQ studio tomorrow night. New City Arts Initiative curates the space and provides gorgeous art-hanging-experts/organizers. I'm excited!
The images are an inkjet/colored pencil print (20"x26") and the back of the postcard.