Another beautiful landscape by this textile artist who is somehow able to capture the mood or atmosphere of a place in just a 5" x 5" "canvas" of wool and thread. Including the tiny bush of Scotch Broom against a sweeping landscape makes sense, both aesthetically but also once you know that the yellow flowers were worn in battle to give courage, and Broom became a heraldic symbol of abundance and strength. This is a tiny gem of a landscape that carries such profound meaning.
Size 5" x 5", framed in shadow frame to 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" x 2 12" Due to the size and nature of the piece, it is available at the gallery only, Cedar Lake Studios, 27 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge, ON
The Artist: Jennifer Budd, born in Scotland and now living in Ontario, is an award-winning fibre artist, whose practice draws on the ancient method of feltmaking. “Painting with wool”, Jennifer creates vibrant landscapes of her birthplace, Scotland, and of Canada, her new home.
Each landscape is wetfelted using wool and silk. Jennifer then embellishes each work with needlefelting, freemotion machine embroidery and hand stitching.
Engaging with such a tactile medium allows Jennifer to connect deeply with her work, forging a connection between the maker and the viewer.
Jennifer has enjoyed sharing her skills as a fibre workshop leader in the Shetland Islands, the Outer Hebrides and the Highlands of Scotland and in Ontario.