Recently, I have been developing a new body of works called Sea Travelers, a small sequence of carved images of long distance migrants such as Arctic Terns and Atlantic Salmon. As part of this work, I am being helped out by my friend, wildlife illustrator and textile artist Kim Chater. (see previous post Sea Travelers - Beachcombing and Collecting)
Kim lives with her husband and family on New Island, part of the Falkland Islands, and has been collecting driftwood for me to use in making the carved elements of the Sea Travelers. Yesterday, the postman delivered a package from the Falkland’s containing new pieces of driftwood, ready to turned into whales, eels, shearwaters, salmon…..only the form of the wood will tell!
Watch out for future posts of drawings and images of the Sea Travelers as they develop, and in the meantime, please take some time to visit Kim’s Sea Felts page on Facebook to see examples of her fantastic nuno felt work.
Kim Chater’s photograph of sea sponges, and her felt work inspired by their beautiful colours.