stitched stone fiber art object - paired algal forms by Lisa Jordan #79-103
A two stone set that nestle into one another. The larger stone, approx. 2.25" x 2.5", in a variegated algae green that holds an impressive mound of iridescent clear glass beads and stitches that radiate outward in pale blue, gold, and red. The smaller stone, approx. 1.5" x 2.25", is a frothy pale green color with a similarly colored stitches. A single glass beads sits at the center of a mound of french and bullion knots.
These fiber art objects, real stones encapsulated in wool by the wet-felting method, is home for thoughtful stitches. Each, a meditation of sorts, represents the colors, textures, and patterns of the oft-overlooked details in nature. The heft of the stone coupled with the texture of the wool makes this an art object that begs to be held.
Lisa Jordan is an artist working primarily in hand-dyed wool. She creates both wet and needle-felted pieces inspired by nature, occasionally incorporating wood and other mediums into her pieces. She teaches workshops in the greater Minnesota area and by day, is the Director of The Crossing Arts Alliance.