Taylor Painter-Wolfe

My work is made entirely of felted wool I make and dye

by hand. Making my own materials is an important part of

my artistic process because it allows me to have a hand

in every aspect of creating my art from start to finish.

The unpredictability involved always yields unique and

interesting results. Using traditional fiber art techniques

such as felting, dyeing, applique, reverse applique, and

stitching, I turn what was once just plain white wool into

colorful and dynamic abstract landscapes.


My inspiration comes from aerial photography, satellite

images, and textures and shapes found in natural

environments. From high above, the details of a place

are stripped away leaving only an elegant design of

intersecting, shapes, colors, and lines. I look at thousands

of miles of land and turn it into mere inches of stitched

felt, providing a unique overview of an expansive space

that cannot adequately be seen and understood from

the ground. I am particularly interested in representing

landscapes where natural and man-made environments

intersect and have a compelling influence on each

other. I often use as inspiration areas affected by climate

change, natural disasters, and human use. My intent is to

create a simplified and thought-provoking way to view

land, our impact on it, and relationship to it while leaving

the work open to interpretation, putting no demands on

the viewer to see one particular type of landscape over

another.

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

(405)879-2400

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