Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Preparation for Felt United

As you might remember I blogged about international day of felt Felt United once. Finally I can announce what Lithuanian group of felters is going to make and where.
There has been lot's of discussions, many beautiful ideas, many ups and downs until we found IT. Summarizing the long path we walked: Felt United colours for this year yellow-orange-red suggested something warm, like fire, shining and bright like the Sun or stars in the sky. We also wanted to make something very Lithuanian, very Baltic... And show it in a symbolic place...
The answer to all this was - recently reconstructed Baltic Zodiac and the Sun that is going through all the signs during a year. You can read a very interesting article about Baltic Zodiac here and I am going to mention just the names of those signs:

1. Fishes (Pisces)
2. Sheep skin (Aries)
3. Rider (Taurus)
4. Twins (Gemini)
5. Bird of the Moon (Cancer)
6. Bird of the Sun (Leo)
7. Crane (Virgo)
8. Scales of the sky (Libra)
9. Deer with 9 horns (Scorpio)
10. Spearman (Saggitarius)
11. Goat (Capricorn)
12. Horse (Aquarius)

The installation will be made in a symbolic place - Ethnocosmological museum in Moletai, under a big glass dome with an idea that the felt installation is to be seen for people on Earth as well as the whole Universe.
There is still a lot of preparation work to be done until the opening of the installation on October 3d at 4pm at Ethnocosmological museum in Moletai but there is a little preview of the sign I was making - sheep's skin - with an idea of mythological golden wool. Dyed with plants of course :)

More details to come!


self taught artist said...

wowza...those colors are surreal and nuclear! i love this wild wild glimpse of your work and love the photos of where this will be held. can't wait to see more!

Joei Rhode Island said...

Holy Gamoly...What a project!!
Love the cosmological building...what a fantastic concept!
I too will wait with baited breath to see what the installation looks like


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