Perhaps due to spring, and the elongated days here in Siberia, this new piece is inspired by the sun's warm rays, bursting with energy. My new direction of exploration is towards slightly sculptural 3-d work, and this is piece is the second in which I've incorporated some extra volume. As opposed to the first work, this one was planned from the beginning to have some extra thickness.
These several photos show the basic process, from sketching out the figures so that I had a constant reference, to laying the fibers down where I wanted them, to cutting out the unwanted fibers. After all that was finished, I stitched around the figures to secure the fibers and finally needle felted everything in place.