The Politics of Beads

Today at Bead and Fiber, I put up our new show "The Politics of Beads".  The artist is Scott Schuldt, a bead artist who creates scenes that capture his feelings on war, television and the natural world.  He is up at Bead + Fiber from now until February 20th.  Here is an example of one of his beautiful and intense scenes, called Intelligent design #1:

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He also creates beaded backpacks that are able, he says, to withstand practically anything:

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To go along with the theme of politics and craft art, I've created a window installation using my piece "Happiness is a Warm Gun" in the window at Bead and Fiber.  Everything in the piece is needle felted.  They were first created for a show called Gun Play at the Fort Point gallery.  Waste not, want not:

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Here is a close up of the bullets and the gun:

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I've thought of doing more of this type of large work, but as anyone who has done large felted work can tell you, it's very intense and difficult.  For now, I'll stick to the smaller items, like these earrings that I'm creating today.

As always, you can find and purchase my work at Bead + Fiber in Boston, and, soon, online in my Etsy store.

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