Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For Demeter: Life is Sweet

This piece was inspired by the story of the Earth Mother Demeter and her daughter Persephone. Persephone's return to earth from the Underworld every spring brings joy to her mother and causes Demeter to shed her garments of winter and mourning and return the earth to growth and abundance.
Demeter wears a coat knit of mohair and hand stitched pants of dupioni silk. She cradles a bouquet of hand felted flowers in her arms. She is approximately 20" tall and hangs on the wall.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shaman Dance I

This figure wears a garment of rya woven Lincoln/Romney locks and handspun wool that was fulled after it was woven. He wears a bead and feather amulet and holds birch branches.He is 19" tall and stands on a 6" x 6" oak base.  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Frytha and the Snow Goose

This piece was inspired by Paul Gallico's wonderful story The Snow Goose. The figure is 18" tall and she wears a felted beret, a knit sweater and boots. She cradles the felted Snow Goose in her arms.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Work for Next Month's Show

This is a new piece for the show next month at The Sow's Ear Studio and Gallery.  It was inspired by my lifelong love of horses and the sky.  It is 19" tall and has a clay head with a felted body.  The hair is angora goat hair from the Big Sky country, Montana.  I am calling it "Caballo de Cielo" which translates to either Horse of Sky or Horse of Heaven as Cielo can mean either sky of heaven.