Portfolio

Needle Felting

I tend to gravitate towards animals that are a little goofy looking but sometimes I just feel the need to try to replicate an interesting feature with wool. Items marked as sold can typically be created again – please contact me to discuss. Click on the image if you are interested in purchasing.

Patty – Highland Cow – sold
Bisou – Draft Horse in horse collar
Wallis – Valais Sheep
Ooblar – Blue-ringed Octopus
Doug – Emu – sold
Screech- Northern Saw-whet Owl – sold
Moon – Asian Bullfrog – available at MOWA
Luna – Arctic Fox
Belle – Angler Fish – sold
Cyrus – Peacock – sold
Gizmo – Pufferfish
Jeffrey – Alpaca
Fairy garden mushroom forest on live edge ash – available at MOWA

Wood and Wool Fusion Art

I think live edge slabs of wood are works of art on their own so I build on their beauty by pairing them with an original wool painting that is an echo of the wood’s shape or movement.

Northwoods Headboard commission on 7 ft spalted elm slab – includes moose, owl, badger, walleye, snapping turtle and rattlesnake
Weimaraner commission integrated into live edge walnut
Simba – felted wool and locust wood lion
Elmira – Spalted elm and felted wool giraffe
Spalted maple snakeskin and integrated felt ball python – available at MOWA
Spalted maple moose
Spalted maple clouded leopard on branch – available for sale at MOWA
Shibori Texture Felt and Walnut Slab
Flame felt mounted on ash slab – sold
Nuno ‘stained glass’ felt and walnut slab – sold
Shibori Texture Felt and Maple Slab
Box Elder Flowers
Ocean
Rain drops in puddle – sold
Nuno felt Koi Fish and Walnut Slab
Erupting Seed Pod

Wool Paintings

I started my journey with felting taking a local art class on painting landscapes with wool and fell in love with the medium. I now create paintings inspired by nature.

Galaxy
Tree in Snow – sold
Family Bird
Night Reflection

Sculpture

I like to create sculpture incorporating found objects, especially when the object is an antique that I can repurpose into a contemporary art piece. For instance, I found a clothes drying rack from 1887 and knew that it would make an impressive hanging installation.

I have also started scavenging branches from the woods and creating branch weavings using wool roving, yarn, silk ribbons, fabric and felt remnants.

Silk Galaxy – Merino/Silk blend fibers, silk cocoons, sari silk ribbons mounted to antique clothes dryer
Weaver Fish – Branch Weaving
Texture of Bark – Branch Weaving
Lichen – Branch Weaving
Tree of Life – Branch Weaving – sold
Birch Circle – Branch Weaving – sold
Silver maple and birch branch weavings – available for sale at MOWA
Whispers in the Dark branch weaving – available for sale on Etsy

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