Woolly Monuments RESEARCH  2019

The Woolly Monuments is a study in image making, visual communication, and storytelling. The concept behind the project is to explore and exploit a tool—in this case, a rendering engine. The project takes advantage of a built-in material modifier which is intended for the realistic representation of items such as carpeting, or grass. The Woolly Monuments rethinks these intentions, and pushes the software’s limitations, using the modifier both as a raw material and jumping off point for further investigation.

Woolly Monuments is accompanied by a short work of fiction and was produced for the “Fuzzy” issue of Feeeels Magazine. Feeeels is a publication that explores art, culture, politics, history, and emotions through the lens of one tactile adjective per issue. Visual and written works from over 25 contributors investigate the role of tactility in an increasingly flat and digital age.