I thought I would give you an little insight into the process of my art. I had been inspired by an image of a sea creature and decided I would like to try and make a sculpture for the upcoming Dimensions 2013 exhibition. One of the things that I learnt during my mentorship was to make a small prototype first. This is one way to figure out colors and techniques.
I knew with the shibori technique that I was going to use, I would have to start out rather large. Good thing I did the prototype, I realized just how much larger I needed to make my resist.
So I begin the actual piece. Laying out the wool fibres around a resist and getting it to a prefelt stage. I then let it dry, cut an opening and remove the resist.
Then the process of creating the “craters” from doing a shibori technique. This takes hours putting the over 75 resists to create the effect. Then the felting process begins!! Once the piece is felted strong, I then cut open the craters and continue to full and shape the piece. The end result, is on my home page!!!!