This sculpture is comprised of a little over 800 wool felt balls. The felt pieces have been individually made using traditional wet felting techniques with natural cream color merino wool that I have sourced from a farm in the mid west. The balls range from about 1 inch in diameter to 3 inches in diameter.
The pieces at the bottom of the sculpture have been further felted using dyed merino wool patterns that are inspired by mushroom spore prints that I have made from various fungi. The forms in this series of sculptures are based on clusters of fungi that I found in the forest this past summer.
The felt pieces are strung on irish linen string that have been coated with beeswax. The pieces are further hung from a piece of walnut wood that has been planed down that still has some remaining pieces of bark still attached to it.
I have an artist statement link for this piece that you can read more about the inspiration for the piece and the meaning behind it:
The piece measures approximately 60 inches in width by 53 inches in length.
This piece is available for free delivery and installation in the local Atlanta area.
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