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Art of the Day: Wednesday September 28, 2005

The Moirae's Tools

- by pfft

This week's theme: Assemblages

as·sem·blage n.

1. a collection of people or things; a gathering
2. a system of components assembled together for a particular purpose
3. the social act of assembling
4. several things grouped together or considered as a whole
5. a fitting together of parts
6. a sculptural composition consisting of an arrangement of miscellaneous objects or found materials

-Melissa Morton

Art: The Moirae's Tools by Artist pfft
These pieces came together long before a title came to mind. I'm not sure how it happened, but one day I saw a needle in the mix and began to wonder what the tools the Moirae use might have looked like prior to the invention of those spinning and cutting tools we know today. This piece has been backed with leather which was adhered onto board and then sewn together on the back. I thought it was appropriate to use both fabric and cord in the piece so as to complete the collection of materials possibly used by the fates.

The bones have been affixed to slate and lay together in a pleasing design. The sharper bones are reminiscent of needles. The leather is a dark brown and the scan doesn't quite do it justice. The piece has been varnished to protect its elements and to bring out the lustre of the stone.

On the back of the panel you can see how the leather has been laced to keep it tight against the wood. The lacing is hemp twine and the piece has been titled, signed and dated by the artist beneath the cording.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art The Moirae's Tools


Detail Image for art The Moirae's Tools

Back of Piece


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