Felt Landscapes

Volcanic fumaroles, lava, and basalt forms from landscapes of the Pacific Rim inspired these compositions.  Brilliant color and natural forms come from photographs of actual sites where magma has broken through the earth's crust.  Dyed and manipulated mohair goat and sheep wool create textural variety, juxtaposing erupting rocky shapes with soft surfaces. These divergent qualities symbolize nature's hidden power underneath our unsuspecting feet, and how we are lulled by comfort into complacency.