Markings Gallery in Bath kicks off 2019’s ArtWalk season Friday, June 21, from 4 to 7pm, with a show of new felted work by Kristi Sandoy. Trek Botanica celebrates Sandoy’s architectural wool felt wall hangings. In this exhibition Kris expresses her sense of place and her connection to living by the sea through a series of botanical images and impressions of water. Using natural materials, she pays tribute to the rich and ancient felt craft of the Eastern Steppes where felt’s uses were both utilitarian and decorative.
Markings Gallery, Bath, announces the opening of Trek Botanica: A Contemporary Expression of an Ancient Craft art show. The architectural wool felt wall hangings of Kirsti Sandoy, a local fiber artist, will be displayed during the month of June and featured at Bath’s ArtWalk on Friday, June 21, from 4 to 7pm.
In this exhibition Ms. Sandoy expresses her sense of place and her connection to living by the sea through a series of botanical images and impressions of water. Using natural materials, wool from a variety of sheep breeds, silk, flax and hemp, she develops textures and color by stitching pieces with silk and cotton thread. This recent work, largely created during the last two years, spans both size and color ranging from monochromatic to vibrant. Although many contemporary techniques are used to achieve textures and depth, Sandoy’s work remains focused on achieving a high quality of felt textile. Through this focus, she pays tribute to the rich and ancient felt craft of the Eastern Steppes where felt’s uses were both utilitarian and decorative.
Kirsti Sandoy has been a fiber artist for the better part of forty years. She got her start as a weaver and twenty years ago was introduced to feltmaking. The art form immediately drew her in. “I fell in love with the wet felting process and possibility of creating seamless sculptures,” Sandoy says.
Sandoy has studied with fiber artists in the US and from around the world including artists from Germany, Japan, Australia, Norway, Iceland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Canada and the UK.
Markings Gallery is located at 50 Front Street, Bath, and is open from 10:00 – 5:00pm daily. Learn more about Kristi Sandoy’s work at https://northeastfeltmakersguild.org/feltmaker/kris-sandoy/. For more information about Markings Gallery, its artists and events visit: http://www.markingsgallery.com.