Dawn Waters Art (formerly Sheepish Work)
Think Martha Stewart and Snoop hanging out, making unexpected things happen. Sugar-coated bundles of detail and slight oddness combined to make work that is arresting and uncanny.
I was exposed to felted wearables on a trip to Amsterdam. A friend taught me the basics I then created scarves and swanky wraps. One day I wondered if I could make a portrait. I had never seen one made with fiber, and I had never created one with paint pencil or anything else. My chihuahua, Chico was my first subject. It worked. The next few...not so much. I kept at it until the likenesses was recognizable. I am drawn to subjects that intrigue me or those to whom I have a sentimental attachment. People ask, "are these painted? Glued? Many are fascinated by the process. I explain I use wool and a felting needle."How long did these take" They've taken 56 years.