Felt AxeJune 7, 2013

Below is my latest felt sculpture. I constructed it with just raw felt and needles, I did not wish to color it. I think that by leaving it the raw uncolored wool, the object becomes more abstract and metaphoric. I put a ‘deckle edge’ on the cutting edge of the blade. A ‘deckle edge’ is a term used in hand made papermaking. A deckle is a wooden frame to control the size of the paper slurry, which results in a very thin, irregular, feathery edge. In contrast, a machined paper has a very sharp geometric cut edge. I liked this detail and think that it and the raw color evokes other objects like paper, bones, or maybe white porcelain.

But, then again, what do I know? What do you think?