Jaana Mattson

Minneapolis, MN

With an innovative fine-arts perspective on traditional craft materials, this mixed-media work captures impressions of land and sky with needle felted wool. As you approach a piece it reveals itself as more than a rich two-dimensional landscape image. The organic textures of fiber against wood draw the hand as well as the eye to examine the subtly layered detail and composition of these sculptures. While the artist's roots are in the Midwest, a lifetime of observant travel offers a master class in landscape; light and color, weather and season. The completed felt textiles are recessed into locally milled and reclaimed timber, capturing an organic resonance between wood grain and wool fiber.
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