Form and material, texture and space are fused into a singular organic expression in my works. It is my artistic passion to create objects that evoke the sense of a fading border between real world and a fanciful reality.
The medium of my choice, felt is a unique medium within the world of textiles. It is the oldest and totally natural. The process of making intrigues and fascinates me. It involves the raw fibers, water, soap, and the hard labor of massaging these fibers until they become a solid fabric. The final result is always a pleasant surprise. It feels as if the wool is another active felter. It always brings its final touch into the work, making it look natural and almost alive.
With my experience as an architectural designer I bring the sense of line, composition, proportion and scale into my works. These things move feltmaking beyond just a textile craft and into the realm of art. My inspiration comes from natural forms and landscapes. Complexity of structures and patterns in nature provide the source of many new ideas for my work.
I utilize only natural fibers in their natural colors: natural shades and hues of the wools of sheep, llama and alpaca, bamboo and silk fibers. I recently started to experiment with natural plant dyes, adding some color to my newer pieces. I also include natural semi-precious stones into some of my pieces during felting process.
Challenging myself conceptually and technically I am looking forward to how my exploration of wool as a textile medium can influence my future work. I embrace the characteristics of the fiber art such as beauty of composition, labor intensity and usefulness of the final result. My desire is that people will enjoy my work and invite the warmth and comfort of the wool into their lives.