Work On Felt (Variation 10) Midnight Blue, 2016, Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuner, piano string, amplifier, 71 1/2 × 55 1/2 in

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.

Composed and performed by Fielded (Vocals), Sarah Strauss and Naama Tsabar Escape Attempts Curated by Dr. Kathy Battista Shulamit Nazarian, 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

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

Work On Felt (Variation 11) Bordeaux, 2016, Carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, aluminum, felt, tuner, piano string, amplifier, 80 3/4 × 56 3/4 in

Work On Felt (Variation 13) Grey, Carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, felt, microphone, guitar amplifier, 70 7/10 × 54 1/10 × 36 3/5 in

Work On Felt (Variation 8) Bordeaux, 2016, Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, guitar tuner, piano string, amplifier, 75 × 65 1/2 × 35 1/2 in

Work On Felt (Variation 9) Black, 2016, Carbon fiber, epoxy, wood, aluminum, felt, tuner, piano string, amplifier, 71 1/2 × 55 1/2 in

Work On Felt (Variation 7), 2015, Carbon fiber, epoxy wood, metal, felt, 34.5 x 97.5  in

Work on Felt (Variation 5), 2015, Carbon fiber, epoxy wood, metal, felt, 34.5 x 97.5 in

Work On Felt (Variation 3), 2014, Industrial felt, carbon fiber, epoxy, guitar tuner, piano string, 71 x 114 in

Work On Felt (Variation Two), 2012, Felt, carbon fiber, piano strings, guitar turning pegs, 51 × 77 in

Work on Felt (Variation 1), 2012, Felt, carbon fiber, piano strings, guitar turning pegs, 48 × 67 in