What is Art? (new piece: “Remembering Ten”)

What is art? Perhaps more importantly, does the question even matter? This piece explores the boundaries of craft, art, nostalgia, pop culture, and the masculine and feminine realms all at once.

I love it when I can combine a whole bunch of things that inspire me into one piece of artwork, and play around with those questions at the same time. “Remembering Ten” combines several things that make my heart sing: collage, fabric, printing, vintage trims and beads, embroidery, texture…and Doctor Who.

Fans of the Tenth Doctor will spot the references, and hopefully non-fans will simply enjoy the beauty of the piece. Is it art? Is it craft? Maybe it’s a hybrid — and maybe it doesn’t matter what you call it, so long as it makes someone think, or makes them happy –or both.

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“Remembering Ten” // Mixed media fabric collage by Julie Coombes c. 2016

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Detail, “Remembering Ten” // Mixed media fabric collage by Julie Coombes c. 2016 

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Another detail, “Remembering Ten” // Mixed media fabric collage by Julie Coombes c. 2016

 

 

 

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One Response to What is Art? (new piece: “Remembering Ten”)

  1. Martha F. Mims says:

    Love this….what are you going to do with the piece?

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