Hard Emotions (in a) / Soft Medium
Roving wool on felt.
In the pieces of the collection Hard Emotions / Soft Medium, I am playing with my own states of mind and seeing how far I can push the roving wool with the felting needles to become Fauvist and Expressionistic paintings. In some areas, I am building up the form so that the noses start to come off of the surface, going along with the fiber itself, which can’t be contained. The fiber has it’s own will, pushing what looks like a painting into something tactile and expressive but maintaining a wild (fauvist) appearance.