Monday, August 14, 2017

Needle felted wool portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange
as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch
12" x 12" x 2"
Needle felted wool over foam core

More about the 2016 film: Doctor Strange

Queen of Ireland / Panti Bliss, Needle felted wool portrait

Panti Bliss
"Queen of Ireland"
24" x 24" x 2"
Needle felted wool, foam core

More about artist Rory O'Neill here: Panti
Today I finished reading Rory's incredible memoir
and if you haven't seen it yet . . Panti's speech "A Noble Call"


Thursday, July 27, 2017

"Psychedelia", Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC


Self Portrait
11" x 17" x 2"
Needle felted wool
Psychedelia opens on Saturday 29 July 2017
at the Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P8


Sunday, July 16, 2017

AGGV Moss Street Paint-In 2017

Booth # 126 at the Paint-In
"Brimstone Head"
Alabaster
7" x 12" x 24"
Carving at the AGGV Moss Street Paint-In 2017



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

OPENING THIS SATURDAY! . . Threaded, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC, CANADA

See you at the show . . 
7:00 - 9:00 Saturday 24 June — 27 July 2017  
Martin Batchelor Gallery 
712 Cormorant Street
Victoria, BC


"Balzac de Crozet"
Crocheted wool, twine, cotton, found objects
"Distorts"
333 crocheted sculptures

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Next on the felting work table . .

Next on the felting work table . . working on Dr Strange

Monday, June 12, 2017

Needle felted wool portrait of Captain Kirk as portrayed by Chris Pine


Needle felted wool portrait of Captain Kirk as portrayed by actor Chris Pine
12" x 12" x 2" — 2017
Needle felted wool, foam core

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Psychedelic MAMA, Needle Felted wool portrait of Dame Mailarta

"Psychedelic MAMA"
Needle felted wool
11" x 17" x 2"

Exhibition opens on 29 July 2017
7:00 - 9:00 
Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street
Victoria, BC


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Needle felted portrait of Cher

Cher
Needle felted wool
18" x 25"  26" — 2017
(Cher with black hair wig . . all made with wool)


Monday, April 17, 2017

Threaded, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Victoria, BC, CANADA


Threaded
Opening Saturday June 24th, 2017
7:00-9:00 PM

Martin Batchelor Gallery
712 Cormorant Street
Victoria, BC

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Portrait of Captain Kirk, Needle felted wool

Portrait of Captain Kirk
Needle Felted Wool
12" x 12" — 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Needle felted wool Portrait of Photographer Cecil Beaton (1925)


Portrait of Photographer Cecil Beaton (1925)
"All the Vogue" 
Needle felted wool
24" x 24" — 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wonder Woman, Needle felted wool sculpture

Wonder Woman
Needle felted wool sculpture
11" x 17" x 21"

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Marilyn, Needle felted wool sculpture

Marilyn Monroe
18" x 21" x 12"
Needle felted wool sculpture


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

Needle felted portrait of Harvey Fierstein in Hairspray

Harvey Fierstein as Edna Turnblad in 'Hairspray Live!'
Needle felted wool over foam core
24" x 24" —2017


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Dame Mailarta", Needle felted wool


"Dame Mailarta" 
Needle felted wool
14" x 20" x 24" — 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Superman, Needle felted portrait of Henry Cavill

Needle felted wool portrait of Henry Cavill as Superman
24" x 24" — 2016


Monday, September 12, 2016

Transformers - Needle felted series

9 works in the Needle felted wool series "Transformers"
each portrait measures 24" x 24" 
— 2015 - 2016

01. Dame Edna Everage
02. Rrose S√©lavy
03. Lili Elbe
04. Otsuta - Kitamura Ryokuro 
05. Ru Paul
06. Mailarta
07. Boy George
08. Matthu Anderson
09. Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

(all available for sale)
email me for price list: kenndal@gmail.com



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Discarded Lives, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia


‘Discarded Lives: An Obsession with Things’ Hoarding, thrifting and the artists’ obsession with 
all things used or old. 
Kelowna, BC
August 1 - 31, 2016
Curated by Shannon Lester

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Needle felted wool study Lemmon and Curtis

"Lemmon & Curtis"
from the film "Some Like it Hot"
Needle felted wool over foam
24" x 24" — 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Studio update . . 1 April 2016

Greetings from Studio J ArtSpace
 I have been moving forward with ideas of creating larger crochet works as the completion of the "Distorts" series . . after 8 years of shoebox sized works for that installation (a total of 333 crocheted sculptures) I felt inspired to expand. The above image in a piece I've been working on for a number of months . . ( 5' x 5' - still a long way to go) . . but I am seeing the result I am am looking for.

—The art works have returned from the exhibition launch of the "Woven Tale Press: Selected Works 2015" Book at the Open Spaces Gallery in Putnam, Connecticut 
Thanks to Sandra Tyler and Paul Toussaint for their work to see this successful project through

—Needle felting has continued to inspire me and now I test myself with a 4' x 4' portrait work.
stay tuned as they progress . . 

—Writer Yvonne Owens has just republished the first writing she did on my work "Threaded Chronicles" you can  see it here at: Academia.edu

Ideas for new assemblage works are forming and materials being gathered and sorted . . 
if you feel compelled to drop by the studio give me a call or email:



Sunday, March 20, 2016

Needle felted portrait of "Madame"

"Madame"
Needle felted wool, foam core 
24" x 24" — 2016

As part of the recent series of needle felted wool portraits, I decided to do a study of the Madame puppet from performance artist Wayland Flowers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Needle felted portrait of Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe

Lili
24" x 24" 
Needle felted fool, foam core

Inspired by the portrayal of Lili by Eddie Redmayne in the recent film The Danish Girl.


Monday, February 15, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Needle felted portrait of John

John II
Needle fetled wool over styrofoam
24" x 24" x 2" — 2016

I've been busy for this past week working on a new approach to needle felting - a much looser method with choices of colour added much like paints dabs. The original photo is black and white and made for an interesting study in tonal range of imagination.