I’m thrilled to share the finished photos of the felt hoop art pieces I created for Gotye, based on the animated video for his song Bronte. I took some photos in the park late one sunny afternoon before packing them off to Australia.I can’t tell you how glad I am to hear they made it ‘down under’ in one piece. I’m overjoyed by how loved they are by Walter and the fan response on twitter has been unbelievably kind. I want to share some behind the scenes glimpses of this very special project that came about as a result of a gift I made for my niece Charlotte, resulted in commission from none other than Gotye himself who liked my felt rendition of the creature from the Bronte animated video enough to want one of his own.And not just one mind, but a whole set. I made sketches from different moments from the video for Walter to choose from and based on these I went on to create a series of one of a kind felt hoop art pieces.
In order to keep them unique I didn’t make any digital drawings or files. I cut the templates from original hand drawn sketches each time, with occasional help from the photocopier. No two are exactly the same- nor can they be precisely replicated.
This has been an absolute gift of a commission, and its been a real honour to work with an artist like Gotye who sees so much potential for collaboration in the world around him. You can visit Gotye’s flickr group to see a gallery of photos of the finished beasties here.