Lichen Love

Jessie Fair
New York State, USA

Lichen 3, 2010 
Handmade felt, wool roving, discharged silk guaze, threads.  
Hand dyed, wet felted, needle felted, free-motion machine embroidered.
Lichen 3, 2010, Detail
Lichen 2
 2010 35″ x 28″ 
Hand resist dyed wool felt, silk gauze, threads and embroidery floss.  
Hand dyed, needle felted, hand stitched, free-motion embroidered.
Lichen 2, 2010 , Detail
Growth 1,
2009, 30″ x 94″ 

Wool roving, wool felt, silk organza, silk gauze.  Hand dyed, needle felted, fulled, painted.  

Growth 2
 2009 26″ x 44″ 
Wool roving, wool felt, raw silk, silk gauze.  Hand dyed, needle felted, fulled, painted. 
Growth 2, Detail

all images courtesy, © Jessie Fair.

These works are from Jessie Fairs Growth Series in which she is interested in how plants sometimes grow to create a special little universe of  their own. They often overgrow to cover other nearby rocks and nooks and crannies. (my words)
She writes 
"These environments are the subjects of our fantasies; 
the places we go when we need to exist outside of time."
I think I can nestle quiet nicely in one of these green spaces. 

Jessie is presently studying for her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies at Syracuse University.
With quite a number of awards and exhibitions to her credit, I think she's one to watch!
There are many other lovely surprises on her site.
Please click over to see more here.

My thanks to Jessie for allowing me to post about her work.