Arbutus Room Screen by Monica Bennett
5½’W X 6’H Hand felted Cotswold sheep locks, merino design,
custom made fir frame.
In my current work, I am exploring what gives one a sense of place, that feeling of being connected to the land, the place where one lives. I use natural fibre colours, showcasing fibres from locally raised sheep and Alpaca. Living on a small, coastal island, surrounded by the ocean, I have a far greater sense of being connected to the physical land I inhabit, than when I lived in the city.
I have designed many wearable art pieces, but am now focusing on sculptural work.
All my feltwork is made entirely by hand, using various resist and 3D techniques.