Sandra WysockMadison, WI
I am a self taught textile artist specializing in creating art using hand made felt. I use various elting techniques but my work is primarily wet felt which means the felt is created using hot water and friction.
Needle felt, or punching with dry wool is used primarily in my smaller pieces or as an accent in my major pieces. I am inspired landscapes with rolling hills and the beauty of the flowers in my garden. I was raised in near the Mississippi River where every landscape contains a patchwork of fields with shades of green and fabulous fall colors.
The patterns of the fields often appear in my art. As a master gardener, I also find beauty in my garden. I create my images free hand before felting. The felting process softens and blends the images to create work that has been compared to pastels.