Admiring these soft sculptures created by Grand Rapids native, Molly Burgess. This fiber artist’s love of nature and science led her to making insects, arachnid and especially moths. She incorporates hand embroidery, machine stitching, painting, dying and wire work to form her creations. In her bio she writes this about the moth:
“Many types of moths—including my favorite the luna moth—only live a couple of weeks after they emerge. I found it interesting that the part of their lives where they are the most beautiful is also the most fleeting. My work is definitely influenced by a desire to create a lasting representation of that beauty.”
You can follow the artist on her website, Facebook and Instagram. She has an Etsy shop but currently has no listing.
Images: Courtesy of Molly Burgess.
Max Alexander is a knitting designer and artist who in 2014 started knitting Shetland wool moths for an exhibition. The London-based artist has a background in 3d design and stop motion animation. She didn’t learn to knit until she was 20 but immediately took to it. She then incorporated yarn into her work and went on to do knitted animations and large sculptural pieces.
More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Max Alexander.
Jose Heroys is a fiber artist who makes bird sculptures and fiber art in her Sussex studio. The inspiration for her work comes from a life-long love of birds, nature, and wildlife. Each piece is made by hand using a mixture of crochet, needle-felt and her own invented techniques. The birds are made from wool yarn, fleece and natural fibers with each bird wearing individually numbered metal leg rings.
More of Jose Heroys’ awesome work can be seen on her website, Facebook and Instagram. Some of her pieces are available on Etsy.
Images: Courtesy of Jose Heroys.