Monday, April 5, 2010

Last project as an art major

Thought I'd give you something to look at other than a boring intro post.

Here's the last project I did as an art major. I wrote 1,000 thoughts, 500 positive and 500 negative, on 1,000 swatches or red fabric, then sewed them together and hung them in a cylindrical fashion with the words facing inside. This is meant to be viewed from the inside, but here ya go.

The idea is "mental claustrophobia" or feelings so full of thoughts that you can't actually think. I had a lot on my mind and I felt like my art making wasn't flowing at all because my head was so full of garbage.

I wrote an artists statement somewhere, because this was my final for a class, but I can't seem to find it. You get the idea.

This took forever to make, but I enjoyed it. The writing and sewing was very repetitive and meditative.

Have a great Monday!



  1. Hi McKella...thanks for coming by my blog and the kind comments you made. I checked out your food blog and this one you are just getting started on? Your art project looks that took a lot of time?

  2. What a great project! I'm sure it was time consuming but as you said also very meditative.

    Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. It's always nice to see new faces.

  3. Thanks for commenting! I took forever to write those out and another forever to sew them all together. I originally wanted to hand-sew them, but I cheated and used the machine because I didn't have ten years to devote to the project.