About me as an Artist

Marina's photo
a hat in progress

I am self taught. Although creative since childhood, I have been actively making art since 1995 when I began exploring mixed media to create objects of hope and beauty from found objects, broken car glass, wire, beads, and textiles. After exploring many media I feel like I have come home when I work with felt. Fiber and felting feel like a perfect expression of what I want to create: objects of beauty which are satisfyingly tactile and which nourish the soul.

I currently work with fiber (wool, alpaca, silk) making works of felt — exploring wearables as well as structural art: Nuno felted scarves and dresses using silk & cotton textiles and fiber; vessels; wrapped found objects, stones, and driftwood; and larger pieces including rugs, wall art, sculpture, and gameboards; bags; and hats and slippers.

I have participated in group shows at Judy Saslow Gallery (Chicago, IL), The Drawing Room (Portland, ME), Blueberry View Artist Retreat (Benton Harbor, MI) and have offered works to many fundraising auctions since 1997. I have participated in 2 Felter’s Fling events.

Here are some recent works