Never Felt This Before
Do you ever come across those craft supplies in the store that always catch your eye, but you’re not sure what to do with? Felt is one of those for me. The beautiful colors and soft fabric always urge me to makes something, but I’m often stumped.
Argentinian artist Andrea Cavagnaro uses felt in a way I never even thought of. She stacks it! Never underestimate the power of simple materials presented in bulk. It can really pack a punch.
I first came across her work through the wonderful blog, The Jealous Curator. While I can’t understand a word on her colorful blog, I’m certainly fawning over the photographs of her beautiful artwork. The bright layers of felt create gorgeous three-dimensional pieces that really make animpact. They’re whimsical, vibrant and creative, yet simple. She cuts and glues the fabric so the relationship between colors and the power of her word choices are what really shines.
The technical precision of her script is very impressive, but the simplicity of the concept is inspirational. For me, this is a lesson in not overthinking to come up with an excessively complex idea. Just take an idea that sparks your imagination, run with it, and see what happens. Look how extraordinary the results could be!