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Monday, July 2, 2012

My inner Sami, and then some...

A while ago I posted about the Sami people here.
It was their relationship with the reindeer, the land
and their Northern environment which inspired me
in a needle felting project.
The reindeer became more than I had planned and my imagination
blossomed...
Here sits Finn, a fox lies sleeping beneath his chair in the moss...
Perched above Finn, witness to his dreams, sits an owl...
The woodland birds making a home with the reindeer...
Silently, Finn has drifted off to the land of the Sami...
This piece was so much fun to do and probably my most elaborate to date.
As an added bonus, it will be one of the chosen pieces for the
Sooke Fine Arts Show this summer!
If you're in the area, the show runs from July 28th - August 6th.
For more info you can have a look here.




11 comments:

Stone Angel said...

Incredible, beautiful, amazing, imaginative. . . . . . I could go on and on. Hope you get more rainy Junes.

Suz said...

oh you know I'm bawling over how gorgeous it is....
you are truly a magical creator
my verify word i be finn

JeannetteLS said...

what you do... Really. It's just not FAIR to those of us who have to be content with two-dimensional attempts. Does ANYONE do quite what you do with "felting?" Really? I don't think so.

Okay. I'll stop now. I just wish I could see this in person.

the wild magnolia said...

i love your creative art, your creative beauty! amazing how they look real.

gosh!

acornmoon said...

This is absolutely beautiful, I think you have taken this art form to a new level.

I have never seen pattern incorporated in needle felting before. It is extraordinarily amazingly fantastically brilliant!!!

Ciara said...

Oh!my! KERRY!! This is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. What a talent. You should be mightily proud. C xxx

Valerie Brown said...

What a fantastic piece - no wonder it was juried into the Sooke Fine Art Show!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Thankyou all for your kind compliments...What a joy it is to find something you love to do, enjoy it immensely, and find such a creative outlet whilst doing it.

toomuchaugust said...

wowwwww! your art makes me feel the wonderment and magic again! you and jan brett!

sherry

Mary said...

Oh Kerry.. it's so very beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes. You are so perceptive and talented. You work straight from your heart, i can tell. Love love love this. :D

Aputsiaq said...

Wooow, amazing! I really LOVE the reindeer and nissen (as we would call him in Denmark...)...you are so, so talented...it must have taken you ages to make!