Fiber Sculpture 12

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Object #57426
David Somers, Fiber Sculpture 12, 2016, raffia and wool on canvas, 30.5 × 50.0 × 3.0 cm (~ 8" × 8" × 3/4"). [Object #57473].

For this piece I wanted something tightly controlled, but with a bit of an organic nature to it. Therefore I decided to base it on a strict geometric pattern. The cartoon was created in Adobe Illustrator and is a simple B├ęzier curve that was placed, copied, then translated.

Cartoon for fiber #12

The cartoon was temporarily taped to the canvas during construction, and used as a guide. On a few occasions the dividing line between the fibers slightly shifted from the template and the variance was visually jarring. This necessitated undoing some of the work to re-tension until it corresponded exactly to the cartoon. In my previous pieces such precision was not a requirement, and in fact any variance added to the piece. With this type of geometric work, however, variance has to be kept to a minimum.

Cartoon for fiber #12

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