I’m in love with this one. I’m even in love with the photo of it and that’s a rare thing. Part of why I like it so much is that about half way through it was really looking poor.
I see sheep and dogs on a daily basis and I take plenty of photos in the hopes of sharing a story about them. Some scenes that I capture in photographs I know instantly I’ll paint them with wool rather than draw them in pencil. There is something very raw and real about re-creating particular scenes with wool.
So when this particular piece looked hopeless part way through I recalled how I felt about it when I decided it had to be needle felted with wool, and I pressed on. And on, and on. Finally I hung it up, and the simple realness of it nearly took my breath away. I wasn’t expecting it to look so warm and tangible. It's even more so that way in real life.
|Watcher in the Wool|
It's one of a kind.