Wool. I was drawn to felting because I can blend, cut and layer infinite varieties of color with wool. I can organize patterns into layers and achieve depth through my unique process. Though not classified as sculpture, my work is dimensional - all building and shaping. The wool also has a soft approachable texture that is immediately experienced even when the piece is framed.
My process is also my own. Each original piece I create is made with naturally dyed merino wool. I hand cut images and patterns then layer them. The wool is finally fused together through wet felting. My feltings range in size from 16x16 to 65x65.
Though I have select retailers across the country, much of my output is private commissions for individual clients. I sell directly and through interior designers and art advisors. I love the collaborative process of creating with private clients and designers.
Designing and creating is something I am wired to do. Organizing elements and color is a natural extension of my personality. When I began working with wool a decade ago, all the years of studying botanicals, art history plus my graphic design discipline fused together into my wool textile art. My business was born.
You may notice from the work on on my site and Instagram stream that I am influenced by salty summers and the mountains around me in Colorado. I am also influenced by exotic textiles and the optimism of pop art. I live for my family and create art to feed my soul.