Flexible tails which grow from hats, felted fashion for mothers-to-be, animalfashion — accessoires and magical dresses: The gallery book of the artist Annette Quentin-Stoll lures the reader into a world of colourful variety and infinite fantasy.
Additional texts, partly full-page pictures and scetches reflect the artist’s enormous inventiveness. Similar elements appear in ever new contexts and get different meanings. It’s her trademark that many of her accessoires not only can be worn but also invite to play.
Whether it’s about rings, bags or condome pockets – the various felted objects make textile fans smile. Also the animal kingdom is represented: Felted eggwarmers in the shape of fish and frogs, animal bags and finger mice bring back nature and childhood to our daily life. Moreover, the book offers an overview of the author’s artistical career. Apparent is her fascination for being able to produce seamless tridimensional textile objects and her talent for technically complex variations.
The bilingual gallery book introduces practical daily life objects in an artistic-playful, easy way. The material’s variety awakens high spirits and inspires the reader to become creative as well. A book for everybody who is open for humorous ideas and who likes to live out the »inner child«.
About the Authors
The textile artist Annette Quentin-Stoll studied textile art in Schneeberg at the Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau. Since 2001 she has worked as a freelance artist and tutor for textile design. Together with her husband, photographer Robert Quentin, she has two children. Her works were presented in numerous international exhibitions; some were bought by a museum for public collections. »FilzSpiel – The Felted Play« (2008) was Annette Quentin-Stolls first gallery book. In 2009 »FilzExperiment« and in 2013 »FilzGeschichten« (Felt Stories) followed. Whereas »The Felted Play« is bilingual in German and English, the other books mentioned are in German only, but the amount of amazing images will speak to those who already have knowledge and experience with felting techniques anyway. In autumn 2017, the next gallery book by the artist couple will be published.
Robert Quentin has worked as a photographer since 2004. In his studio gallery books, among other projects, in collaboration with his wife Annette Quentin-Stoll come to life. His daily life, is filled with photography, as well as experimental permaculture, inventions of upcycling projects, or enlightening life concepts and drillings of thin wooden panels.