I work in a small studio located in the lower level of my home. It suits me, but there is one disadvantage, there isn't the space to pull back from my work. I don't really see how it will look outside my studio until I have the work photographed. The distance the lens offers, let alone the space of my photographer's studio, allows for perspective.
Larry's studio is often where I make the decisions for display. A zillion questions run through my mind. Does that work need the viewer close up? How will it look from 10 feet back? Should it be on a pedestal? Does it work better on the floor? Wall? Suspended from the ceiling? How should it be lit? From above? From the side? You get the idea.
The lens, while offering the space needed for visual reflection, can also distort. The piece above is the size of a soccer ball, while the ones below are no larger than 6 inches in diameter.
I'm loving these new pieces. (You have to hold them, they feel amazing!) Breast Cancer (the piece at top) is needle felted and embroidered while the others are just needle felted. The process allows me to both add and subtract depending on how I work the roving and needles. It's a flexible medium begging me for more exploration.
Photo credits: Larry Sanders