Balanced, Gentle & Strong
Fiber Mosaic-Reclaimed hatmakers felt, wood, metal, acrylics, vintage documents, and pastels
42” x 40” x 3”
The Panda is the totem animal for people who have a natural affinity with nature. They enjoy having alone time in a personal space. Such time is necessary for relaxing and keeping their life in balance. The content expression of this gentle giant has massive depth and texture created from eco-friendly, rescued hatmakers felt. Each piece has been cut bent and nailed into a carved wood base urging the viewer to reach out and touch the multi-dimensional sculpture. The face is full of expression made of layers of painted metal to really draw the viewer in. The background and frame are wood, collaged with layers of vintage papers which are alternately painted, rubbed with pastels and sanded to reveal hints of hidden elements.