“My needlefelted wool tapestries, masks and sculptures strive to capture the wild and whimsical side of life, using both vibrant and muted colors. I find my inspiration in the amazingly beautiful environment of the Smith River, the Siskiyou Mountains, and the Pacific coast and often sculpt the animals that share this land with me, such as ravens, bears, blue herons, and salmon. I use roots and feathers that i find washed up on the banks of Smith River or local beaches to create sculptures of goddesses and other elemental nature spirits.
I use both wet and needlefelting techniques to sculpt my creations out of wool. I start with wool batting and roving, some of which I hand dye, then use a felting needle to poke and coax the being out of the wool. Each sculpture has a special spirit and unique personality and I get great joy from helping bring them forth into the world. I especially love listening to people giggle when they meet my creations.
For the last 10 years I have been leading needlefelting workshops, both locally and in Northern California, for both adults and kids. I love sharing this satisfying and whimsical art form with people, helping to guide my students to connect with their own inner creativity and sense of magic.”
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