i have been very busy, creating my signature collage scarves for upcoming shows and for galleries. i find my approach to these “compositions” is very painterly—my training is as a painter. it is like creating an abstract painting or an exercise in color. i use the nuno wet felting technique, but i have developed a technique where i work in layers, building on the scarf until i feel it is done. it is time consuming, involving wool, silk, moisture, heat and lots of physical labor. there is always an element of chance in the creation of a work—will it come out the way i see it in my mind’s eye? you learn to embrace the happy accidents and learn from the not so happy ones, too.
i hope you like my new work–i would love to hear your comments-