Betsy Vaden

Betsy Vaden


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I Just Want To Hug My Friends

As conversations have turned to what we will do first, once Covid restrictions are no longer necessary, my answer has been very clear:  I just want to hug my friends.  I have a strong longing to reconnect to friends and the larger community, to feel the shared experience in a much less virtual way.


Materials and Techniques.

Wet felted merino wool, wire, polyfill stuffing.

Artwork size in CM: Width…45….……… Length…45..……… Height……28


Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  


Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool


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