Patricia Briceño

Patricia Briceño

I discovered working with wool as a matter of necessity. When I got to California in 1995 I felt vulnerable to the cold weather of the north. Wool made me comfortable and enabled me to enjoy the new environment. I don’t have a formal training in art, but I entered the world of felting for the first time several years ago, through the guidance of Polly Stirling, the pioneer of Nuno Felting. I remember the feelings and excitement I had when I first dove into learning a whole new language that wool and silk speak when they get together. I also took a class with Vilte and Irit Dulman where I was introduced to the art of transferring prints of plants onto fabric. I’ve been inspired by artists like Claudy Jongstra, India Flint and Irit Dulman, whose works are not just pieces of art but also reveal to the viewer, with a different perspective, the materials that we usually take for granted. I still don’t know where all these experiments will take me, but I can’t wait to see it.

Visit Patricia’s websites: beesybeefiber.wordpress.com and rawfelt.com