The River

Size: 3’x 6′ Private Residence, Northern Michigan

This piece is hand felted using wool and silk fibers. Mica rock and copper patina leaves are used as surface design.

I kneel down by the river’s edge. Curiously, I move in closer to follow the dappled sunlight reflecting off of the river. I cup my hand in the cool water, and watch as the ripples expand across the surface. Below, I notice a kaleidoscope of colors and patterns, the settled composition of seasons and ages past. Leaves float downward, weightless, with a twisting and buoyant motion. They churn on the water, catch in jams and swirl until they break free on a new path. In this moment I realize that it is the river’s nature to move on, and so must I.