Approx. 24” x 36”
Untitled was partly inspired by the lush Romanticism embedded in the Fell photo series, and by my desire to pull the tactility and greens represented in the photos into actual materiality. Fittingly, the dark green fabric can appear black, depending on the light and position of the viewer, and the elaborate smocked velvet appears funereal.
Folds and recessed space create a kind of alternate landscape, or perhaps an entrance to another landscape. Kegan McFadden has written that Fell looks like “the world folding in on itself”: an apt description of this velvet sculpture as well.