Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Huichol Yarn Art - composed in color

:: soap box ::
mini canvas
An Artist's Soap Box Life # 3
This altered soap box was inspired and created using a method called- 
Yarn Art or known as Huichol (pronounced Wee-chol) yarn painting.

Huichol people, once nomadic descendents of the Aztecs.
The yarn paintings were originally intended as ceremonial offerings to the Spirits to insure a bountiful harvest.
 Yarn paintings continue today as a testament to their religious and cultural beliefs. Filled with the iconography of their organizing mythology, these compositions are teeming with color and life.


 materials needed for this project:
soap box
masking tape
acrylic paint
matte 
yarn
wire
embellishments
Here is a video on creating Yarn Art.
Enjoy!