Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish # 01 Atlantic Hagfish Myxine glutinosa ~ Laura Mabbutt

Hand felted undyed wools and silks and included glass beads as teeth and gills.

Atlantic Hagfish

Hagfish are often seen as ugly fish that live in the dark depths of the sea. I want to rethink this impression by creating a light, soft and beautiful creature from wool, with silk used to create the undulating tail. The rasping teeth of the hagfish and the gills are represented by glass beads. The position of my hagfish tries to emphasise the beautiful movement of the fish as it twirls about rasping food from a carcass.
I chose to create a Hagfish using wet-feltmaking techniques. This wet and soapy making process mimicked how I imagine a real hagfish might feel in my hands.

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