Coltrain's Horse, 2014

Internationally acclaimed artist Tyrone Mitchell commissioned me to produce the textile component to his mixed- media sculpture "Coltrane's Horse" using his Kuba cloth from a trip to West Africa.

I draped the sections of the sculpture to be covered with muslin to develop pattern templates. The fabric was then cut, fitted and sewn into sleeves to be permanently attached to the body of the piece.

This work was featured in the 2014 show ICONOMANIA, at the former Merton Simpson Gallery, New York City, where Tyrone Mitchell was represented. 


Muslin was draped around the parts of the sculpture to covered, marked and transformed into a pattern template. 

Muslin was draped around the parts of the sculpture to covered, marked and transformed into a pattern template

Here is one sleeve formed and sewn.

Here is one sleeve formed and sewn.

The second sleeve formed and sewn.

The second sleeve formed and sewn.

 
 A final fitting of the sleeves to the sculpture for corrections, then permanent placement. 

 A final fitting of the sleeves to the sculpture for corrections, then permanent placement. 

The sculpture in situ for the show "Iconomania" at Merton Simpson Gallery, NYC.

The sculpture in situ for the show "Iconomania" at Merton Simpson Gallery, NYC.