Felted Wool Wall Hangings by

Karen Anne Baldauski

 

FOX, 37" x 72", $7800. One of 2 wall hangings juried into the "Expressions" show.
THREE SEALS, 44" x 50", was also juried into the MARIN SOCIETY OF ARTISTS National Open Fine Arts Exhibition.
FORAGING PERIWINKLES, felted wool wall hanging, 38" x 25". Exquisite in its delicacy of effects and palette. The atmosphere by the sea is evoked using highest caliber techniques Karen has developed over 13 years of experimentation using wool and silk fib

Enjoy art!

Karen Anne Baldauski transcends any categorization in that she has spanned the worlds of fine art and fine craft and commercial art throughout a lifetime

of devotion to

creative work.

 

 

"FOX"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"3 SEALS"

 

More wall hangings will be our Gallery for the 2019 season. We may be able to post more of them on-line.

 

Here is Karen with "Two Loons", a work in progress at the time of this photo as it is stretched to dry in the wind.

In the winter, Karen creates smaller felted wool wall hangngs such as this one that was stretched and framed in red painted wood and sold through Archipelago (the Island Institute store & gallery), Rockland, Maine.

White birch imagery, this is a wonderful piece of highly skilled felting technique. Notice 2 cardinals and a forest floor. It hangs loosely (not stretched and framed) and can be rolled up for easy transport and simple hanging.

Beachcomber with his boat, scampering dog, hailing the fleet of sailboats on a summer day.

WATERFALL AND POOL

 

 

SPRING:

DOE WITH FAWN: This lovely wall hanging has been stretched and framed in wood which has been painted to match the soft green wool used to suggest the woods environment. With a simplicity of design and composition, a peaceful scene has been created. Where Karen lives, 5 deer usually show up in the winter orchard. In the summer, the fawns are seen.

 

 

ENTANGLED, ENDANGERED LOON: 96" X 44" X 1/4".  The loon in this very large felted wool wall hanging depicts the sad situation common to some wildlife that become entangled in whatever is floating in waters that can cause their death.  Here, cast off monofilament which fishermen use on their spining rods, has caught around the loon's bill and has knotted around a webbed foot. In the sea, sometimes, whales can become entangled in rope that has come loose and is floating in the ocean dragging along buoys and mooring balls which may catch onto whale fins where the ropes cut into the flesh and cause wounds that may become infected and lead to the death of the whales so encumbered. When their movement is curtailed and they cannot dive deep, whales can die unless rescued by brave fishermen and other souls who stand by to help the endangered species.  As a Regostered Maine Guide, Karen is aware of accidental damage to our wildlife which she feels needs protection from harm through education of the public. 

       ENTANGLED WHALE is also a very large felted wool wall hanging, available to be seen in our Gallery.

 

LUNA MOTH

TWO SEALS SWIMMING

SOARING GULLS

RIVER ICE JAM

LAVA FLOW

TWO SEALS, BLUE WATERS

HERRING GULL, TIDE POOL

MOUNTAIN LAKE, DEER, CARDINAL

SEALS, GRANITE COVE

SUMMER NIGHT, SUMMER HOME BY THE SEA

CARDINAL IN BIRCHES

SEALS IN SPARKLY WATERS

DOE, BIRCHES, CROWS

BLACK BEAR IN BLUEBERRY BARRENS

n Karen's
FIRST COMPETITION
while still in college, she won first prize for her oil painting "Hope" in the Indiana Intercollegiate Salon of Art, a national competition.  Her professor advised her to enter and that prize was the beginning of her life as a working artist. Her creative works span the worlds of painting on canvas and paper to a way of working with fibers that is akin to painting using hand-dyed wools as a medium. 

The Gallery is stocked for 2020: PAINTINGS, SHIBORI & NUNO SCARVES, FELTED WOOL WALLWORKS,  WOVEN RAG RUGS, & GREETING CARDS      Please contact us via email with inquiries.           

scarves Shibori silk scarves may be purchased; please contact the Gallery via email.
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