Artist Statement

Fibre and Needle-felt sculpting has become my obsessive art. My way for my imaginary world to come to life. When transforming fluffy wool fibres into imaginary creatures, there is a warm and lifelike feeling to the wool itself and this lends itself wonderfully to the subject. This reflective warmth and softness can seem make the sculptures take on a life of their own as they are held or touched.

Much of the time I work using the technique of dry needle felting and with an acquired  knowledge of different wool fibres and how they compact and blend together this allows me to work them almost like clay, sculpting detail to add emotion and character into every piece. No two characters are the same each has their own unique way of conveying their character to evoke an emotion or feeling.

Irene Irving.

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