Crazy and Unique Felt Art

Everyone is in need of some one of a kind, unique art. If you want to impress the opposite sex, you need to invest in some impressive conversational pieces.

Zoë Williams was born and raised in New Orleans until Hurricane Katrina, in 2005. The devastation she experienced during hurricane Katrina contributes to her work as she explores the delicacy and tranquility of animals through needle felting.

Her work has been featured in The New Collectors Book, several galleries that feature unique art. You can commission your very own felt artwork from Zoë through email. However, if you are more interested in staring at mounted felt animal heads than you are owning one, make sure to check out her Gold Rhino at Amos Eno Gallery starting February 2, 2012.

If you are looking at that rhino head and thinking “that doesn’t look terribly impressive” then you do not know what is involved in needle felting. Needle felting is the process of stabbing wool with a barbed needle (sounds fun, doesn’t it?) over and over and over again until the wool begins to intertwine with its own fibers. This will create a 3D model that will hold its shape on its own. This process can take hours and thousands of stabs for the smallest of felted wool.

If you have nine minutes to spare and a deep curiosity about what goes into Needle Felting then there’s a lovely YouTube video to demonstrate. If you are someone who would prefer to be an observer instead of a participant, then check out more of Zoë’s work and be impressed with the amount of time that goes into each piece of art that she produces.