Felted Wool Wall Hangings
A sampling of works by Karen Anne Baldauski
This felted wool hanging uses hand-dyed Maine wool for the design. All of Karen's work is hung to dry, blowing in the wind! Most pieces are well made to withstand handling over time and need only light vacuuming to pick up dust or a good shake every so often. Eventually, this piece was stretched over a wood frame and framed in red painted wood. It was sold through Archipelago (the Island Institute store & gallery), Rockland, Maine.
Detail, "Waterfall and Pool". This wall hanging can be suspended from a rod and hangs about 6 feet with an uneven edge. A stunning piece using hand-dyed wools (permanent acid dyes) and Maine knitting wools for design details.This piece exhibits exciting suface treatment and color undulations. It would best be served framed under glass. The lower edge is not straight but its "raggedy" effect enhances the idea of water entering a natural pool. $11,000
ENTANGLED, ENDANGERED LOON: 96" X 44" X 1/4". The loon in this very large felted wool wall hanging depicts the dire circumstance of entanglement in cast off monofilament fishing line often discovered in lakes.. In the sea, whales too can become entangled in floating rope attached to lobster buoys and mooring balls which puts them at great risk. Our fishermen and federal regulators are also entangled in constant battle with one another in efforts to reach reasonable guidelines for not only preservation of endangered species but also, preservation of the livelihoods of so many people who depend upon harvest from the sea. $18,000.
ENTANGLED WHALE wall hanging is also 96" x 44" x 1/4". This wall hanging is part of a duo concerned with dangers to our wildlife. Karen is a Registered Maine Guide and is very aware of things that can be done to help avoid endangerment. $18,000.