When I made my first dolls, I was so anxious about the way they looked, that I put so much attention on every single detail. Now, several years later, I find myself disassembling, unpicking and twisting them. Here is another one:
Thursday, December 05, 2013
I created another sock doll; it took a while until it was done.
I created all the details, including a little hand.
Then, as soon as it was done, I took out all the stuffing,
Turned it inside out,
Than the reverse side once again,
And it started to twist itself in various positions.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
It is not my ordinary stuff, this time but a customized worm puppets, with mouth mechanism (which you can see above) I have created for the Hiriya Ecological eduction center.
It was quite fun to design and create, and here they are:
Here they are in action with Sivan from Hirya.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Sunday, October 06, 2013
In the last post I mentioned the portrait embroidery workshop I conducted in The Fiberfusing Atalier in, Netherlands this past July. Here are some photos and a bit more information about the workshop.
This workshop was based on a self-portrait embroideryseries I have created during the last two years.
I had already conducted similar workshops several times before in Tel Aviv, and it is always fascinating to follow the process people go through during this particular workshop.
The process begins with transferring a photo (participants are asked in advanced to bring a portrait of themselves or of a loved one) onto fabric and then tracing it using embroidery techniques. The slow process of the embroidery, as well as transferring the photo onto fabric and translating the photographic image into lines, entails a very slow process of observation, which stimulates much awareness to detail: the facial features, the way they look, the meaning and the way that each small line or dot affects the overall appearance, the expression and the way it affects the appearance of beauty and age.
I assume the most interesting part of this workshop is this process of translating a photographed image into such a different medium, and dealing for a long while with its nuances of lines, dots, and stitches, and the diverse meanings they hold for each participant.
I chose several images from this workshop. With embroidery works, I am always fascinated by how interesting the reverse side is as well – sometimes even more so than the front.
The reverse side of the two works.