Scissors (T98)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Scissors

Made in

London

Date

1987

Description

Wall hanging in two sections in white felt depicting several pairs of scissors in black and ochre.

Materials and techniques

White merino fleece with black and ochre dyed fleece. The two sections were felted separately.

Object number

T98

Category

References

John Furse - Arts Review: Felt (Jan-98)

Maker's statement

I work almost exclusively with hand rolled felt, exploring both its 'painterly' and 'sculptural' qualities. The images I use are derived from domestic objects, referring to the traditions of 'still life'. Felt interests me because of its rich cultural traditions and its tactile and sculptural properties. Felt is a material which carries much meaning. It was believed to have magical properties - a white felt mattress for example, would protect the sleeper from dangerous scorpions or snakes.