Carla Duncan - Fiber - Mixed Media
It all started with a picture seen on Pinterest. Five tubes covered with hand-stitched fabric in a
corner of an art gallery in an international fiber show. Later when I was getting ready for my first
show with another felter, I created three felted prototype tubes destined for a tall wall between
our family room and kitchen. My husband and I decided to improve on the tube concept by
trimming the back off allowing it to hug the wall.
After several years of putting fabric on tall tubes, I started putting painting on canvas on tubes.
A friend asked me to explain one of my abstract tube paintings, and then asked me to paint a
giraffe on a tube for her and my animal line was born. I love how life’s twists and turns take us
places we could have never dreamed of going. Thank you, life, for that!
Each tube painting is treated for conservations purposes. Tubes are wired to hang down taking
up a small footprint in a hallway with a high visibility impact, and they may be hung horizontally
as well and look great over a sofa. Felt, nunofelt, acrylic paintings, giclée fine art prints, cold wax
& oil and sometimes a combination of several mediums all adorn my tubes.
Duncan Designs also works with customers to create custom pieces for their home.