Kaleidoscope is the International Feltmakers Association Exhibition. A call out was sent at the beginning of the year to all international members with the plans to have the exhibition in a gallery.
Due to the changed the committee launched it as the first online exhibition of the International Feltmakers Association. It is an eclectic mix of work by IFA members selected by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective felt specialisms. The exhibition is a positive outcome of COVID 19 and many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown. The theme of Kaleidoscope was chosen as it can be interpreted in an endless number of ways, through colour, texture, shape and form, as our members have shown us with their unique styles and creative interpretations.
Details of the Piece:
This work was perched on my flat roof as a homage to those who were affected by Covid19. The frontline workers who gave us hope, those who fell sick. I put it the night a friend was admitted to hospital to be treated for Covid19. My daughter lit up the Moon for 30 days. It gave hope to our neighbourhood and I personally sent messages dedicating the light each time to friends neighbours and family who work on the front line.
Materials and Techniques:
150 cm wet felted inflated ball. Materials: silk, wool, flax , alpaca gathered through years and continents in an attempt to represent the Moon as the gathering light of feminine soft strength and indomitable nature.