ReConnect | Online Exhibition 2021
Welcome to the second online exhibition of the International Feltmakers Association.

This selected exhibition is made up of an eclectic mix of work by IFA members selected by a panel of judges who are experts in their respective felt specialisms.

Many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown but the theme of the exhibition looks towards a future in which we will all reconnect with loved ones, nature, and our existing way of life.

The exhibition includes work from members of the IFA from all over the world. Artists from; Australia, Canada, Ireland, Norway, Finland, Estonia, USA, Germany, Turkey and the UK have been selected to show work in the show.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 75 artists to see so please click along all 3 pages at the bottom to see them all.

Some artists also have links to their social media and websites so that you can view more of the work  or get in touch with them.

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Brigit Pauka – Huijbens

Artwork 1: Giant Hogweed Deconstructed
For this kaleidoscopic image, I deconstructed elements of the Giant Hogweed; stem, seed, leaves, and flowers. The Giant Hogweed is an invasive exotic plant. Its juice causes burns (the orange colour around the stems). Its giant leaves create a dark shadow and leave no space or light for other plants to grow (the brown around the leaves). Yet it is a majestic and beautiful plant. So there are many and changing perspectives to its image, shifting from horrible to beautiful. Changing like the image of the kaleidoscope.  A plant we would like to banish from our environment, but also a marvel of nature.

 

Materials and Techniques :
Felt, cotton gauze, ponge silk, cotton thread
Wet felting, embroidery, inlay with prefelt 

 

 

 

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