Work On Felt (Variation 10) Midnight Blue, 2016, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier,  71 1/2 × 55 1/2 in.  Photo: Tal Barel.

Work On Felt is an ongoing series of work where raw industrial felt is transformed into modifiable stringed instruments. Through the addition of carbon fiber, piano strings and guitar tuning pegs, the felt pieces gain new features that contradict their natural character. One is immediately confronted with their minimal design and then given a chance to directly engage the work itself by plucking the strings, creating sounds from them. Tightening or loosening the strings changes the degree of the bowing of the sculptures and the sound they make. The transformative nature of the work is such that the appearance of the sculptures, their erectness or flatness, directly corresponds to the pitch they produce.

Work On Felt (Variation 9 and 10) Bordeaux and Black composed and performed on by Fielded (vocals), Sarah Strauss and Naama Tsabar | Escape Attempts at Shulamit Nazarian, curated by Dr. Kathy Battista | Los Angeles, CA, February 16, 2017

Work On Felt (Variation 4) Gray, 2016, Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, guitar tuner, piano string, amplifier, 65 1/2 × 50 1/2 × 13 1/2 in. Photo: Diana Larrea.

Performance on Work On Felt (Variation 9 and 10) Black and Midnight Blue (Diptych), 2016 | Spinello Projects, December 2016. Photo: Diana Larrea.

Work On Felt (Variation 11) Bordeaux, 2016, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier, 80 3/4 × 56 ¾ x 19.7 in.  Photo: Tal Barel.

Work On Felt (Variation 13) Grey, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier, 70 7/10 × 54 1/10 × 36.6 in

Work On Felt (Variation 8) Bordeaux, 2016, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier, 75 × 65 1/2 × 35 1/2 in. Photo: Jesus Petroccini.

Work On Felt (Variation 9) Black, 2016, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier,  71 1/2 × 55 1/2 in. Photo: Tal Barel.

Work On Felt (Variation 7) Black, 2015, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier,  34.5 x 97.5  in. Photo: Cary Whittier

Work on Felt (Variation 6) Cherry Red, 2015, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier, 34 ⅞ x 97 ⅝ in. Photo: Cary Whittier.

Work On Felt (Variation 3), 2014, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier,  71 x 114 in. Photo: Kristopher McKay, © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

Work On Felt (Variation 2), 2012, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier, 36 × 144 in

Work on Felt (Variation 1), 2012, felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuning peg, piano string, piezo, amplifier,  60 × 108 in