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Sealife and Save-the-date

First, the new sealife

I was away from the studio for a week or so. On my travels, I had the occasion to visit the New England Aquarium in Boston for the first time in many (many) years. Having just shared my sea turtle, Yuri, and my re-imagined octopus, I thought more sealife was in order.

My newest sea creature is titled Buoyant.

Needle felted seahorse in seagrass sculpture wool over wire armature with glass bead eyes and embellishments one of several sealife sculptures for Natural Patterns - Flora and Fauna
Buoyant

Buoyant is a brightly colored seahorse floating among some seagrass. The figure is needle felted wool, with glass bead embellishment and some sparkling tulle in its dorsal fin. The seagrass is wet nuno-felted wool on green tulle, that I needle felted over wire.

Needle felted seahorse in seagrass sculpture wool over wire armature with glass bead eyes and embellishments one of several sealife sculptures for Natural Patterns - Flora and Fauna
Detail of Buoyant

I like the movement that I was able to achieve in this sculpture. It is a cheery little piece.

Another Rework

I created a tropical reef mobile last year, but I wasn’t completely thrilled with the end product. So. I decided to take the components of that hanging sculpture and separate them. Three individual hanging sculptures are the result of this rework. Meet “Yellow Tang”, “Pink Tailed Trigger”, and “Jelly and Bubbles”.

I am planning on using them in our window display for the feature show, But, I am sitting in the gallery as I write this, and I’m not sure if that will work the way I intended. I see that I’ll have to try it out first.

The two reef fish, are needle felted wool over quilt batting, with glass bead eyes. Glass and crystal beads are used for bubbles. I hand-forged copper wire to create the “wave” that they hang from. The Jelly fish is nuno-felted and needle felted wool on netting. It also features glass seed beads sewn on to the cap and tenticles. Each of the small sealife sculptures can be wall hung, or strung from above as a mobile.

Save – The – Date

We are now in July. That means that my featured show opening is fast approaching. The opening reception for Natural Patterns: Flora and Fauna with painter Ellie Snow is Friday, July 26th from 6-9. I hope to see you there! The show will install in the gallery that Monday, July 22nd. It will run through August 25th. Stop by HGA and check it out.

Invite for "Natural Patterns: Flora and Fauna" at Hillsborough Gallery of Arts featuring mixed media/needle felted animal and sealife sculptures by Lynn Wartski
Natural Patterns: Fora and Fauna