Octopus-lily lamp

Octopus-lily lamp (on). Wool, lamp kit. 16″ x 10.5″ x 10.5″. Shana Kohnstamm ©2012   While I haven’t been working on this lighted felt piece for too long, it’s a relief to finish it. I’ve said it before but every time I wet felt, it feels wrong. EVERY time. I played around with resist between […]

Rise to Raise: start to finish

Talking with a friend about the shift in art-making, I stumbled across a solution to the uneasiness of *having ideas* (see previous post).  It was so simple: make felt paintings! I get the same rush of exploration as painting, the same discovery of improvising and none of the wasted paint. Here’s my work-in-progress photos from […]

My Little Sea-Pony?

Belly-ringed-two-legged-bottom-feeding nudibranch (Maximus Overkillus). Wool, glass. 10.5″ x 6″ x 6″, 2012 I posted photos over on my Facebook page a few days ago and requested a new name for this creature. Snarflagopuss, Space Apaloosa and My Little Sea-Pony were my favorites. This creature was the second piece I was working on with Andrea and I […]

First pod – Next Chapter

Perhaps it’s trite, but I think of life as having distinct chapters; events or epiphanies lasting a mere moment or a whole season that shape the whole of a person. As my previous post indicates, I feel the next chapter of my artistic life has begun. Since my solo show at Red Line Gallery last […]

From brush to needle

The shift from painting to felting has been easy and natural. In so many ways, the feltwork has become an extension of the work that was already happening… only augmented by the joy of discovery of this versatile medium. Felting actually takes my process of painting into a purer form. I start all my paintings […]