Rae Woolnough

Artist Statement

The earth is a constant reminder to me of the mysteries of our existence.  It has witnessed aeons of change and speaks eloquently through its rocks and countless formations. The landscape is a recurring theme in my work, the textures and formations of rocks and vegetation are my main influences. I am intrigued by the irony of using the soft mediums of silk and fine fibre to create felt that depict these hard forms.

The construction of felt is similar to some natural geological processes.  Moisture and pressure work together to meld fibres and create felt. The fibres and materials can be guided through the felting process – but can never be dictated.