Large Scale Felt Works
from entire rooms to window fronts
2015 - Current
Project: Felt Happy
Location: Palm Springs Art Museum - Palm Desert
About: When the museum staff came to me with the problem of, "how can we better utilize this space in the museum?" I, of course, suggested, "why don't we just make this a felted room from floor to ceiling and let people just go crazy in here?"They were up for it.
We wrapped every wall, floor, ceiling, and all furniture in felt. We made the experience interactive by offering cut-outs of felt pieces for people to add to the walls and furniture.
This activated the space in so many ways; it opened up the imagination for kids and adults and also became a destination for many millennials to take Instagram photos.
This was my first large-scale wrapping of an entire room in felt. I hope to do more in the future.
Project: Neon Tropical
Location: Aroi Mak Mak in Redlands, CA + The Riviera Hotel, Palm Springs, CA + El Mirasol Restaurante, Palm Springs, CA
About: I came up with the concept to have felted neon leaves for a VIP Guest House at Splash House for Select CBD. These colors were chosen based off their most recent product campaign. The tropical leaves reminded me of relaxation and vacation, perfect fit for the Splash House festival.
The felted leaves have 3 layers to them: front layer is hand painted with white paint to 'draw' on the leaf shape, the middle layer has wiring throughout the leaves (much like spins in a real leaf) so we could create movement, and the back layer is also made of felt and used as a way to hide the wiring in the middle.
These felted leaves went on to be featured in a Thai restaurant in Redlands, CA and now are currently hanging in an empty storefront in Palm Springs, located near El Mirasol Restaurant in Palm Springs, CA.
Project: Felted Faces
Location: at FYF Festival in Los Angeles for VANS, later featured at AMP
About: These felted banners, which hang at approximately 8ft heigh by 6ft wide, were created for VANS as decor inside my interactive craft installation at FYF Fest in 2016. We chose to honor the musicians who had passed away that year by created memorabilia art.
The felted banners are made from 100% felt , with additional material fabrics for accents. They are two layers, the back side are black & white checkers, for VANS. Constructed with hot glue (not sewn).
These are absolutely beautiful in person. I have also hung them at a local art non-profit organization's headquarters in Indio, CA and The Artlands art gallery in Redlands, CA.
Created with members of The Coachella Valley Art Scene.
"TV Testing" & FYF Signs
Project: TV Testing + various FYF Fest signs
Location: FYF Festival, Westfield Mall - Palm Desert, AMP Non-Profit Org, soon to be storefront in Downtown Palm Springs
About: I had the idea to create a huge (35ft wide by 6ft tall) TV testing sign made from 100% felt. TV Testing reminds me of the MTV generation that I grew up in. TV Testing being an outdated technology for the current youth, despite how much they adore the 90's as well.
This piece was featured at Westfield Mall - Palm Desert and AMP Non-Profit Org in Indio, CA. This piece will soon be featured in an empty window store-front in Palm Springs, CA along Palm Canyon.
Other various signs were created for FYF Fest in Los Angeles and featured inside my interactive arts and crafts tent. Created with members from The Coachella Valley Art Scene.
Location: FYF Festival, Coachella Festival, Splash House
About: These are various felted projects that I created for music festivals such as FYF Fest in collaboration with Chilli Beans Sunglasses, Splash House and Coachella Festival. I have also done stage design for Doo Wop in the Desert using 100% felt to construct!
Some projects were created with members from The Coachella Valley Art Scene.