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Jill Scher | Forms in Felt
Jill Scher’s passion for various weave structures, techniques, and handwork, led her to develop and expand her own work in fibers. Since establishing a studio at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, Colorado, Scher has happily focused the past twelve years of her creative energy on the felting medium. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world and the relational aspects of color, exploring sculptural possibilities and color play. This current show consists of two bodies of work: felted vessels and silk panels that have been hand-painted and then felted sparingly. The artist resonates with the vessel form and loves the process of creating. Each piece is a unique exploration of its own idea, ranging from urban crossings to sea forms. With landscapes and seasons in mind, the new wearable silk panels have been created by first painting the silk, then selecting which areas to layer over with wool and felt.