January's cold days and weak light leave us feeling that nature is holding her breath before the wheel turns and Spring returns.
Serenity is a unique sculpture capturing the quiet energy stored in winter's repose. She offers a space for spring to fill. She exudes gentle warmth and calm reassurance.
To create this original needlefelt bust, I have used barbed felting needles to compact and sculpt wool fibres. It is a slow process, one in which I often lose myself completely.
Serenity is mounted on a piece of seasoned and sealed Birch bark. The bark suggests a wave form and Serenity sits calmly above the movement below.
Serenity measures approx 18cm h x 9cm w x 9cm d. She is free-standing, suitable for display in a special place, out of direct sunlight. Serenity is a unique art doll - a collector's item, not suitable for children.
Serenity - Gillian Runting
"A note about the wood used in my current collection. It has all been collected by me from my local area, being careful only to remove fallen pieces and taking bark only when it has come away from the tree by itself. I am always careful to take only a couple of pieces from each place. Once home, I keep the wood outside, to allow critters time to escape, before drying the wood in my oven and sealing the completed piece."