Needle Felted Rabbit by feltjar
This reminds me, I owe Melissa something felted.
diving black swan
(photo by steph carter)
Emma Kisiel holds a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in photography from the University of Colorado Denver. “At Rest” is a photographic series depicting roadkill on American highways and addressing our human fear of confronting death and viewing the dead. Kisiel’s images draw attention to the fact that, while man has a vast impact on animal and natural life, dominant American religions insist that animals do not have a place in Heaven and are, therefore, of little value in our society. To cause the viewer to feel struck by this truth, Kisiel photographs memorials she builds surrounding roadkill at the location at which its life was taken. “At Rest” expresses the sacredness to the bodies of animals accidentally hit by vehicles while crossing the road.
OUR DEEPEST IMPRINT
Artist Jordan Munns
Artist’s statement - Humanity is engaged in an insatiable pursuit for immortality – not to live and breathe forever but to be remembered forever. Long after I am gone is an exploration of our innate desire for our lives to leave behind a ‘legacy’. The hope of legacy gently places a blindfold over our eyes and whispers gently in our ear, poking and prodding us into creating and achieving. I explore the power of texture through the metaphor of bandage-like headcloths, digitally melding into statues and feats of architecture, while lion and leopard faces represent bravery and triumph. [more]
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“My work in needle-felted wool investigates the significance of dreams and symbols. I am very interested in Jungian psychology and the idea of archetypes emerging from the collective unconscious, as well as the concepts of anima/animus and shadow. I look to dreams in particular because they form a personal mythology that is unique to each person, but also incorporate universal elements common to all people.”