Artist Statement

My work is considered innovative. I combine felt, paint and wood. I have developed this process through years of experimentation and exploration.

I love the intense color and texture achieved by wet-felting raw wool. My wall pieces are at once art, craft and design.  My background lies in fiber, but I’ve always been fascinated by wood. In order to achieve integration between the materials, I allow the wood to set the tone for the piece.  As I use a router to create the channel which houses the felt inlay, my mind is racing with ideas for the color, form and composition the felt will take as I inlay it as cross-sections into the channel. The paint changes the soft nature of the edges of the felt and enhances the color, taking fiber to a more sculptural place. My pieces are screaming to be touched with their color and texture.

Affiliations

I have joined forces with a great group of artist friends in an effort to expand our reach directly to the public. 

 

Check us out!

www.artistintersection.com

instagram @artistintersection

ART FAIRS  (a sampling)

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show: 2019,2017,2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

  • Cherry Creek Art Festival: 2014, 2013, 2011

  • St. Louis Art Festival: 2019. 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

  • ACE: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014

  • Main St. Ft. Worth: 2017, 2016. 2014, 2012

  • Long's Park Art Fair: 2011, 2010

  • Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2008

  • Washington Craft Show: 2013, 2012

  • Lakefront Festival of the Arts: 2015,2012

  • Germantown Craft Show: 2014, 2013, 2012

  • Paradise City:2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011

  • Des Moines Art Festival: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2013, 2012, 2009

  • Madison: 2017, 2015, 2012, 2011, 2009

    

GALLERY SHOWS

"150x150", group show Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA. 2012,2011,2009

"Three Muses", group show Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston, Ma. Feb. 2012

 

© 2020 by Amy Gillespie