Merce Mitchell

Merce Mitchell sculpture of Pod: Skullcap
POD: Skullcap

I have been a feltmaker for twenty years. I create dimensional pieces of inlay design, embellished and embroidered, and sculpture.  Felt has a tendency to mutate and change form. There’s an element of chaos that emphasizes process over result, leading to an unplanned order, a natural unfolding and allowing the work to have a life of its own.

There is always a story in my work, mixing the personal and symbolic. My inspirations and translations revolve around chaos theory, vortex energy, women’s power and aspects, seeds, and life/death imagery, which are all my personal experience.

My main focus is fine fiber artwork that emphasizes color, construction and deconstruction. Form, technique, and the combination of felt, wire, and encaustic is my current exploration.

Merce Mitchell

Merce Mitchell felt sculpture of Pod: Hermannia
POD: Hermannia