I love making these colorful pieces! Each one is an abstraction of an imaginary city seen from an aerial perspective. This concept reflects my admiration for Friedenreich Hundrethwasser's amazing Vienese condominiums. My fiber cities are unique because every dwelling/box is decorated to reflect the unique, creative individuals who reside there.
(Above: In Box CCCLXXXVI. Framed: 33 1/2" x 21 1/2". $550 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)
The large "In Box Series" pieces are stitched to a piece of off white acid-free mat board and mounted into a 1" linen liner and placed into an exterior frame. Glass is positioned between the frame and the liner assuring that it never comes into contact with the artwork. The retail price is $550. These pieces are wired for vertical hanging but can be rewired for a horizontal presentation.
I accept all major credit cards. To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842. During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too. Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804. All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2. These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.
(Above: In Box CLXII, detail. This piece is SOLD but serves as a good example of how dimensional the artwork really is.)
Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt. Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread. Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons. Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes. Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together. Everyone asks about the "fringe". What is it? Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching! Each framed work is just $550 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.