Fibers

Tre skjerf, 2016-2017, dip-dye brown wool, white and maroon alpaca yarn. Scarf with poem purchased by world traveler, nature scientist, and geographer.
As rings on a tree
this soft wrap grew
knitted
unearthing
mighty threads of soft white
into rounds
encircling
a body warm.

Vein Blanket, 2017,  two-colour wool. Purchased by an artist & personal collector.

Keeping warm. The relationship between the mind and the body can be most directly understood by experience. As feeling and sensation are subjective, individual territory, the Vein Blanket uses colours to visualise pathways in which circulation travels around the body. The weight of this blanket makes carrying and transport something considered, to not take lightly. As the body and its contents and discontents worth weighing. The warmth of this blanket, producing a by-the-fire experience in the frigid Norwegian winters.

Bundle Blanket, 2016,  dip-dyed yarn. This work was gifted.

Keeping cool. Transitioning from the body into the world marks quite often a change in temperature and a temporary change in temperament. The dyed yarn symbolises the transitioning from one space to another, and is knit in a loose manner to allow air to circulate freely when wrapped around the body. The blanket was made for a friend in the early stages of second gestation. The blanket was made to be a shared item between the siblings, to keep cool and also protected in the humid Korean summers.

Florence Mohair Wrap, 2016, single coloured mohair. This work was gifted.

A mother and her daughter will share so much. This wrap was made to function both as blanket, as scarf, shawl, and represent the bond between a mother and daughter.

In beginning to thinking about fibres art as a means to materialise the ineffible.

Red Scarf in the Sun. What one thing appears can really be another-without a scarf this scene would have brought about the cold. Protecting the neck, and holding up the head-with a scarf. I thought about the travel pillows in airports and if there could be something less garish-and also still functional. This scarf was made for that.

Tape Bowl. Gaffers taps coiled in a bowl, holds its form after. This is when I start to consider what kind of after impressions can be made of materials.

Handmade Pillows. Working with found materials from my Oma. She had fabrics and buttons I had never seen. Have never made a pillow case before, I sewed the edges by hand and made button holes and fasteners so they could be washed by hand.

Fog Blanket. Working with wool from Ukrainian sheep, dyed in the color of the foggy nordic sky.

Waterfall Tapestry. Art class assignment was to make a traditional tapestry. I failed the assignment for lack of technical proficiency. I wanted to create the textures of a forest I saw in a dream. The waterfall, flowing out after a tapering point around the forest, some stones inside (the beads).