Human Nature

An installation of eleven humanoid mushroom creatures, in an environment made from wool. Appearing to come from a larger shape that morphs through the corner of the room, perhaps a gateway to where these creatures originate. Two of the creatures have ventured away from their site of origin and appear to explore the gallery. All parts of this installation are needle felted, a medium for molding wool into shapes using barbed needles, creating soft sculptures.

The audience experiences the work slowly as they move through the gallery space. Their relationship with each creature changing their perception of what they know of the work, before culminating in a corner of the gallery, a cluster of mushroom creatures, existing within our space, not a threat but not benign either, each person having a wholly unique experience with the work based on their own perceptions.