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"

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

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.