Felted Soap, Glycerin Based Soap and Natural Corriedale Wool Fibers, 2012
Eldridge, Recycled Cotton, 2011
I had an idea in 2009 to create an imitation pearl necklace using natural white wool. Every woman in western culture recognizes the showing of status, wealth and sophistication that accompanies a pearl necklace. This piece gives a similar impression yet upon further investigation the extreme contrast in texture and luster to actual pearls may leave the viewer feeling cheated.
After i started the project i became more interested in the physical action of felting the pearls and how it related to the process of an oyster actually making a pearl. I was slowly pushing fibers together until they formed in to something that i perceived to have greater value than before.
These monsters were needle felted in 2009 during a stay in Boulder, Colorado.
Monsterpus, Natural Wool, 2009
Pika, Natural Wool, 2009
Mash Mouth, Natural Wool, 2009
Get Well Soon, Natural Wool, 2009