NEXUS 2014

So I guess I have a little news. “Florathuroidea” was selected as one of 19 pieces for the NEXUS 2014 International Indoor Sculpture exhibit, as part of the Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville. See all the entries HERE. If you recall, “Hydrotropia” was selected last year (different juror) and I received my first ever award […]

Aculeus

Noun 1.¬†aculeus – a stiff sharp-pointed plant process plant process, enation – a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ pricker, prickle, spikelet, sticker, thorn, spine – a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf 2.¬†aculeus – a sharp-pointed process especially a sting of a hymenopterous insect stinger […]

Polypore Slug

The sculpture had already been completed when I went about the task of figuring out what I’d made. A polypore is shelf or bracket fungus. And while I do equate this planimal with a sea creature, “slug” had a nicer ring than “nudibranch”. This piece is covered in soft merino and was made with both […]

TextileArtist.org article & interview

The lovely Kate Barsotti of pencilandsheep.com wrote Needle Felting: From Factory to Gallery for TextileArtist.org. It’s an intriguing and humorous look at the history of felting, the differences between wet-felting and ‘dry’-felting schools and includes work & interviews from Stephanie Metz, Zoe Williams and myself. At the very beginning of my felting career, I did […]

April Recap

How did a whole month pass me by so fast!? April was a great month and in a perfect universe I’d be blogging about every wonderful thing that happened. And before I get sidetracked into a discussion about perfection and humanity and ‘what is the universe, anyway”, I better just share the highlights with you […]

Current Work-in-progress

I’ve been horrible about posting here regularly, when it’s so much easier to post directly to Facebook or Instagram or Twitter. Sorry about that! Here are a few of the photos from this current work-in-progress: wool, glass, sea-urchin spines! The piece is mostly finished, although I’m waiting on the fabric stiffener to set before taking […]

Hollow form experimentation

I’m playing around with making more complex forms in wool. While the addition of “spikes” and “balls” on pieces can be fun, I’m interested in developing a wider range of sculptural techniques to get the shapes I’m after. Resists are used in wet-felting for making bowls, vessel, slippers, purses, gloves and the like. The more […]