Marks Over Time – Opening Night
Exhibition by Feltwest
Time marks everything. Everything marks time.
Marks are lines, symbols or figures; deceptively simple yet incredibly complex. Marks have the ability to: record, define, symbolize, correct, confine or instruct. They can even create. Marks are a universal language that evolves and adapts to suit their purpose, ultimately being a tool used by time itself.
The techniques that feltmakers use to mark has also evolved and adapted to suit their purpose. There is opportunity for the feltmaker to mark felt at every stage of the felting timeline producing layered embellishments that bring depth to their personal marks.
Timeless Collaboration Project
The scarf is one of the humblest pieces of clothing but it is also one of the longest serving it has been documented since the Ancient Egyptian times. The scarf has kept us warm, aided our modesty, and mopped our sweat. But besides these functional aspects it has also marked the wearer in some way. The scarf has indicated rank, position, allegiance, and class. It is used in ceremony, ritual and rites. The scarf is timeless.