Monday, 10 October 2011

Felt Head Three, Mohican Man













Please ignore the neglected and messy section of garden in which the felty head is posing. He said he doesn't mind too much about it, as long as I get it sorted out soon. I have listened carefully to him and will do so. This head took a long time. I have lost count of how many evenings I have spent making him, but I am pleased with the result. It is weird, but I never know how they will turn out, and this one has turned out looking like a sensitive poet to me. The mohican hair idea only came to me near the end, I wanted something colourful but simple. He is probably a good listener, as much as a felty head can be, because he has such enormous ears!

The whole thing is 45cm high, including base and hair. I have never made a felt thing so big before. Most satisfying. The next one is going to be slightly smaller, and animal related I think.

11 comments:

elizabeth said...

Yes, he does look rather pensive and sensitive --and wonderfully interesting too.

christina said...

this is so cool! i love the mohican hair!!

Sam said...

Wow! Look at him! You've really given him a lot of personality! I totally know what you mean about not knowing what a project will turn out like - that's one of the best things about making art in my opinion - the surprise ending!

Leenie said...

A very handsome friend you have there. He does indeed look like he will be a good listener and probably not much for criticizing. I love his big, sad eyes and his cheery hair. Way to go!

Linda Sue said...

I so appreciate the work involved! That is a lot of pounding and a lot of wool- BIG pay off- he is so worth it! Great job! Should be in a major art show somewhere- Wonderful head!

Carole said...

Wow, Sarah, that is impressive! I can't imagine how much work it took to make him. He shouldn't be bossing you around about the garden, after all, if you'd been gardening he wouldn't exist! Fabulous job.

frayedattheedge said...

I wouldn't argue with him - if he has suggested that you tidy the garden, I think you should do it asap!!
He looks fabulous - I love his hair!

rebecca said...

so much empathy. i should think you should follow his advice for sprucing up the garden, people will begin arriving...hoping to be so deeply heard, and so genuinely understood.

Helen McCookerybook said...

This is amazing Sarah!

rochambeau said...

What a kind face your Mohican Man has, Sarah!! It's wonderful to see your use of felt too! I like that a person will never know the end result of a creative endeavor it is like a gift and a surprise to finish a project and be happy, don't you think?

xox
Constance

Kat Mortensen said...

Oh, I love it! There's got to be a market for these, I should think.

Kat