Fiber Mosaic-Reclaimed hatmakers felt, wood, metal, acrylics, vintage documents, and pastels
48” x 36” x 3.5”
The hippopotamus reminds you that you are born great, and you have the potential to become whoever you want to be. Standing for creativity, practicality and stability, the hippo reminds you to follow your intuition and maintain a grounded and practical lifestyle. Nothing is more practical than the repurposing of materials to create art. We have saved thousands of pounds of hatmakers felt from the landfill by cutting and nailing each piece to a carved wood base creating sculptures filled with texture, depth and detail. The face details on this piece are so intricate that each whisker is cut out of metal and painted with a fine tip brush. 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.