Several of these works are from my solo show Beneath the Surface. I think of them as geodes, which I am drawn to because of their contrast in inner and outer form - rough stone to crystal. These pieces speak to the beauty and simultaneous strength of nature - as both a subject and medium for art.
The growth processes of geodes is also conceptually of interest to me as they inform and relate to my wet felting process. Wet felting, by hand, results in a densification of matter, which it shares with the geological process through which geodes are created –water and pressure being primary elements in each. Wet felting is very physical work, particularly on this scale, and involves the building up of layer upon layer, then felting and shrinking, then building up again. These pieces were extremely heavy when wet, not unlike stones of their size would be.