"In Sheep's Clothing" is a series of photographs depicting humans wearing felted animal pelts sett in the wilderness. Much like in the fable "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" the wearer of the wool costume is the villain. In "Thief" a human figure wears the wool pelt of a wolf. This tale is based on the history of how wolves have been treated and portrayed in folklore, fables, contemporary media and sometimes wildlife management.
Using Icelandic wool I process the raw fibre after shearing and prepare a felted textile that I hand sew, needle felt, and then steam into a final sculpture/costume. The human/animal characters in action are then photographed on location native to the animal from temperate rainforests to arctic habitats.
Working with felt and posing the animals in action is reminiscent of my childhood games. A world where toy animals turn to life when left unattended, still rules my imagination.