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Sibylle Eschenlohr

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Art and culture can keep doors open and connect people from the whole world, when even the doors of diplomacy have slammed shut.

As an agricultural engineer, I have come into contact with many different animals. Sheep and chickens have always impressed me in their own way, and I feel that they belong in any small-scale farming and rural structure.

It was my pleasure to be able to participate in such a high-quality project as the “chicken stool,” and to combine these two animal species in free inspiration. Connecting artists of the world is an important factor in these times.

The design of the feathers was a fascinating process whose workload was overlaid with great joy. My working material has always been raw wool. Primal and organic with real properties. You can touch the feathers, smell them, look at the color, and feel the fat between your fingers. Feathers are iridescent and firm in shape. Through a combination of all these qualities nature in an object is not imitated but becomes unique creation itself.

 

The biggest challenge in this project was to limit the materials and focus more on contrasts, through light and dark or fluffy and flat elements. In times where sustainable thinking and reduced resource consumption is changing life and our thinking, it was my wish to consider these elements in the design process.

With every new project, thoughts sort themselves anew. What surrounds us flows into it. Each felting process is a journey. From the selection of raw wool, to the binding of these, to the actual finish. So, every finished felt tells a special story and fills me with satisfaction and pride. A finished object always imparts hope through this spirit to make the world more loving and peaceful.

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LITTLE TINA

 

Art and culture can keep doors open and connect people from the whole world, when even the doors of diplomacy have slammed shut.

As an agricultural engineer, I have come into contact with many different animals. Sheep and chickens have always impressed me in their own way, and I feel that they belong in any small-scale farming and rural structure.

It was my pleasure to be able to participate in such a high-quality project as the “chicken stool,” and to combine these two animal species in free inspiration. Connecting artists of the world is an important factor in these times.

The design of the feathers was a fascinating process whose workload was overlaid with great joy. My working material has always been raw wool. Primal and organic with real properties. You can touch the feathers, smell them, look at the color, and feel the fat between your fingers. Feathers are iridescent and firm in shape. Through a combination of all these qualities nature in an object is not imitated but becomes unique creation itself.

 

The biggest challenge in this project was to limit the materials and focus more on contrasts, through light and dark or fluffy and flat elements. In times where sustainable thinking and reduced resource consumption is changing life and our thinking, it was my wish to consider these elements in the design process.

With every new project, thoughts sort themselves anew. What surrounds us flows into it. Each felting process is a journey. From the selection of raw wool, to the binding of these, to the actual finish. So, every finished felt tells a special story and fills me with satisfaction and pride. A finished object always imparts hope through this spirit to make the world more loving and peaceful.

IKE

 

 

LITTLE TINA

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