Poppy Bowl
Poppy Bowl

Wet felted bowl made of Merino wool and silk. Hand painted with metallic textile paint.

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Poppy Bowl
Poppy Bowl

Wet felted bowl made of Merino wool and silk. Hand painted with metallic textile paint.

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Brown Vessel with Points
Brown Vessel with Points

Superfine merino wool, habotai silk, merino wool yarn and metallic thread.

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Poppy Bowl
Poppy Bowl

Wet felted bowl made of Merino wool and silk. Hand painted with metallic textile paint.

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Assorted Vessels

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Rosalia Alpina Pod
Rosalia Alpina Pod

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Rosalia Alpina Pod detail
Rosalia Alpina Pod detail

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papyrus%20wisp%20vessel-%20sm_edited

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Rosalia Alpina Pod
Rosalia Alpina Pod

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Disappearing

Bug Series

I came across an article in National Geographic about the disappearance of vast numbers of insects from the earth. Losing these bugs is an ecological and planetary nightmare. I started looking into the threatened and endangered bugs and found some of them to be incredibly beautiful, as well as being essential to the well being of the planet. I decided to do a series based on some of these lovely creatures. I am not trying to exactly reproduce the look of the insect but only to be inspired by the incredible colors and patterns of these disappearing gems. My hope is that my work will get others interested in seeing and learning more about the actual insects.

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