“Museling”/MORPH

My latest piece is titled “Museling,” made specifically for my friend Julie Drout’s annual “MORPH” exhibition held in the 840 Gallery of DAAP.

SheepMandala

Documented in the form of a lenticular, “mulesing” is a painful and arguably ineffective practice used in the wool industry that involves removing strips of wool-bearing skin from the backside of sheep in order to prevent flystrike. Framing this imagery is a more ideal landscape – a needle-felted scene whose wool is sourced from local Cincinnati sheep. The mandala of sweaters morphs literally with the image of mulesing and metaphorically with the state of each material’s permanence/impermanence.

Below are the two images which “morph” in the form of a lenticular:

WoolMandalaFlip2WoolMandalaFlip1

The opening reception for “MORPH” will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm in the 840 Gallery of DAAP on Monday, April 27th.

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