Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson

UK

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Title
Ethernet Neurones

My work seeks to reflect the notion of cells and individuals connecting by superhighways of electric signals – be they neurones or fibre optic pathways that light up when we communicate and reconnect.………

During this period of lockdowns and ‘shielding’ so many of us are isolated and finding the only way to connect and communicate is through our electronic devises and online. This has meant a steep learning curve for many, teaching ourselves how to operate our phone/laptop/ tablet cameras, navigating FaceTime and Zoom. Learning new tasks has never been so important for our mental health and well being. It stimulates the neurones in our brains firing electronic signals from cell to cell as we develop these new skills. These internal communications pathways can be found throughout our bodies organ systems signal messages, for instance to our immune defence to alert it to fight infection and disease.  These communication system are echoed in the hidden underground network of fibre optics that are helping us to communicate and connect to others.

Materials and Techniques: 
Merino wool, felted EL wire.
Wet felted 3d hollow forms felted round a resist, raised circle opening made by embedding felted circles of felt and cutting away opening. Wool felted around EL wire
Artwork size in CM: Width……20cm… Length……35cm….. Depth……20cm


Kaleidoscope | Online Exhibition 2020
Welcome to the first 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.

The exhibition is a positive outcome of COVID 19 and many of the works have been created by the artists at home during the global lockdown.

The theme of Kaleidoscope was chosen as it can be interpreted in an endless number of ways, through colour, texture, shape and form, as our members have shown us with their unique styles and creative interpretations.

To view each artist, please click on the image below and you will be taken to the artist’s page. There are 58 artists to see so please scroll along at the bottom of this page to see them all.

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