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Shea Wilkinson is an award-winning American textile artist. She has exhibited widely in national juried exhibitions and received numerous awards, including the James Renwick Alliance’s Chrysalis Award for a distinguished emerging artist in 2016. Her work has been published in books, magazines and catalogs, both in the USA and abroad. She has previously appeared in The Woven Tale Press.
wool, viscose and silk fibers, silk thread, polyester thread, glass beads
28”’ x 21 3/4” x 1 1/2’’
See her work in WTP Vol. XI #4
“With this series, I’m envisioning the beginnings—beginnings of life, time, civilization, consciousness. Throughout the work there is a larger presence, sometimes seen, sometimes not see but rather, felt. There are also groups of people who are led to and by that greater mind, as if on a pilgrimage. They are mysterious figures, representatives of all mankind, as we are led through our lives, searching for something, moving towards an unknown destination.
“I began my career making art quilts, but in the last several years, have transitioned to artwork using the tradition of felting wool. I am excited to continue to explore this medium while combining it with other traditional techniques, including hand-stitching and beading.”
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