In this workshop students will collect treasures from nature such as sticks, pinecones, rocks, and shells then transform the materials by cutting, gluing, and drilling holes in them, tie them to string, and attach them to arches of wire. Use a simple technique to balance heavy and lightweight materials, creating a whimsical, spinning, hanging mobile that spins in the wind.
I am an artist from Omaha, NE. I received my BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2017. I am currently in Portland, working in childcare and teaching woodturning classes on the lathe.
I carve biomorphic figures out of wood with curvy arms and tunnels integrated into each shape. Balance and interaction within the forms are key elements that add to the whimsical nature of my work. Traveling outside of the city is an important part of my process, because exploring nature presents new ideas. I love working in open-air environments, and the organic forms and textures found in nature influence my art. For more information visit lilaferber.com or @sawdustbunny on instagram.