Courtney Childress

Courtney Childress needle-felts wool roving and handmade yarn onto canvas. By using a unique tool with barbed needles, she stabs through layers of brightly colored wool and unprimed canvas, tangling the wool fibers through the surface, creating a halo of soft fibers that appear to grow from the substrate. Childress applies the wool primarily on the wrong side as a way to offer chance outcomes. Through this process, the forms and objects appear to grow out of the surface of the canvas.


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