Fiber Mosaic-Reclaimed hatmakers felt, wood, metal, acrylics, vintage documents, and pastels
35” x 28” x 3”
The salmon spirit animal, or in our case, a Brown Trout, appears to you when you need guidance in your life or when you need to cope with life’s challenges. It’s a fish that can swim successfully upstream, and this salmon symbolism teaches you how to find your purpose and cope with challenges. While searching for a new direction in our art, we were presented with an endless supply of hatmakers felt scraps. The challenge was two-fold; one, we are not textile artists and two, the pieces of felt are nothing more than skinny outlines of circles. But we took on that challenge because it was an opportunity to innovate and make a difference. By cutting the narrow felt circles into thousands of tiny pieces and layering them together we have been able to create a body of work that challenges the viewer to interact. The background multi-level “water” is collaged vintage documents on wood with acrylic paint with a wooden box frame.