Throughout my journey of artistic expression my passion for color and texture has lured me to play with many mediums. I have worked with textiles for several years now and have always been drawn to the richness of wool. Recently I have found that my creativity has unlimited possibilities by sculpting wool animals with a tiny barbed needle.
My inspiration has always been fueled by the simplistic joys of days gone by, the softness of vintage fabrics and the no longer used prized possessions of families long ago. I try to combine my animals with some of these objects depicting life as though they had more humanlike characteristics. Mice sail the oceans blue in a baby’s well worn shoe while some await Santa napping in antique boxes with vintage bedding. Nature is also a perfect and very inspirational playground for my animals. Bunnies can be found perched on a leaf pondering over a hot cup of cocoa while another mouse is declaring himself king high atop a toadstool. However tempting, my work is designed for the collector and not suitable for children.
At Gallery 23, all our gifts are hand crafted and American made. Our talented artisans present handmade treasures - with free gift wrapping. Popular categories include gifts for him and her, home décor, jewelry and apparel. We have a large selection of Paintings, Photographs, Fine Woodworking, Pottery, Stained Glass, Cards and more. Gallery 23 has the mission of promoting work of local artists as well as raising awareness and appreciation of the various art forms represented at the gallery. This jury-selected exhibit includes fine art by various artists of the cooperative. Gallery 23 is located on 23 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825. Phone (908) 362-6865.