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Textile

DLs Artist Statement

March 9, 2013, by

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In my textile class I made a sculpture called a Creeper head. I did it because I had to make something relating to a story that we made. What I learned was that its hard to make a head in your own image. I created it by making blue prints and making a box so I can attach the fabric to it.

 

The great creeper head

12 1/2 by 12 1/2


My art  piece is a head that I made out of my fabric, and cardboard that I shaped up with a boxcutter. My piece’s story is related to my story Creepers head because. it’s the head of the creeper from my favorite game called Minecraft. I made the heads  in my own image. The audience can put the head on there head to wear around. In our textile class we investigated textile arts, we especially looked at textile sculptures, textile installation, and garments. We wrote stories on what we would decide our textile sculpture would look like. I made a blue print of my sculpture to determine what it would look like.    



Art Sculpture by AH

March 8, 2013, by

In the last part of the textile course, we learned about textile sculptures, textile installations, and garments. We had to choose between those three types of textile arts to see how we would like to use textiles and, specifically, how we might create pants, a hat, a scarf, a hospital gown, a scarf, or mittens. I learned how to trace, cut, and make a kippah. It was a great experience designing the kippah and seeing what it looked like after all the hard work. What I proudest of is the process of making the kippah, putting in so much time, and showing the finished product to the class.
Here is my artist statement about the history behind the kippah.
This story is about the symbolism of Jewish history. It’s important to understand Jewish history alongside all other religious, but this is important to me since I am currently learning Jewish religion, history and folklore. The story does not have to be told in a pattern, but I created a pattern of symbols I thought was important and represent my story well. Long, long ago in Egypt and Israel, the Jewish religion was born. The stories and practices were written in the Torah and guided by the 10 commandments. In today’s world, we celebrate our religion with lighting the Shabbat candles and drinking wine and grape juice. I value the family part of my religion the most and, even though I am not very religious, these symbols are important to me. The white on my fabric represents the Torah scroll parchment paper; the brown represents the polls of the parchment paper is attached to; the gold represents the richness of the religion. I made the wine cup blue because that is the color that represent the Jewish religion and wine brings enjoyment in every Shabbat. Black is the outline of the Shabbat Candles. The colors that represent my symbols are blue harmony, gold elegant, green eternity, white spiritual, brown stability, and black power. The pattern design I drew my symbols that face different directions.In the jewish religion we wear a kippah because it is one of the most identifiable marks of a jew.  It is often worn by a conservative and orthodox Jewish man as a requirement that their head is covered at all time especially during prayer. The kippah is a sign of respect for g-d, who is the Higher Authority “above us”, so by covering one’s head, it shows us that something is above us and reinforces the idea that g-d is always watching. Many think that, by wearing it, it proclaims “I am a proud jew”. In today’s world, sometimes even reform women will cover their head in respect for g-d in temple.    
Picture of Kippah’s
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AH Textile Symbols

February 22, 2013, by

In the second part of Textile Culture, we had to learn about symbolism. Why are symbols important, how are patterns used to communicate and how history tells a story about textile from past history. In addition, we learned about the color wheel, investigated and practiced color theory and we had to create a pattern which represents us. Then, we had to sketch a pattern that told a story  the different symbols that we chose and put them on our textile piece. We learned how to screen print and to transfer the 4 symbols onto the textile using different colors. It was interesting to see how the different colors of the patterns reflected the story and feeling of the piece.

 

AH Artist Statement

Jewish Symbols

2/15/13

This story is about the symbolism of Jewish history. It’s important to understand Jewish history alongside all other religious, but this is important to me since I am currently learning Jewish religion, history and folklore. The story does not have to be told in a pattern, but I created a pattern of symbols I thought was important and represent my story well. Long, long ago in Egypt and Israel, the Jewish religion was born.  The stories and practices were written in the Torah and guided by the 10 commandments. In today’s world, we celebrate our religion with lighting the Shabbat candles and drinking wine and grape juice. I value the family part of my religion the most and, even though I am not very religious, these symbols are important to me.  The white on my fabric represents the Torah scroll parchment paper; the brown represents the polls of the parchment paper is attached to; the gold represents the richness of the religion. I made the wine cup blue because that is the color that represent the Jewish religion and wine brings enjoyment in every Shabbat. Black is the outline of the Shabbat Candles. The colors that represent my symbols are blue harmony, gold elegant, green eternity, white spiritual, brown stability, and black power. The pattern design I drew my symbols that face different directions.              

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