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‘Muffled’ felt images underline contradictions

by Jack Danylchuk
Northern Journal, April 28, 2014

Alison McCreesh was living in a tent in the Yukon without access to the studio space needed to sculpt or paint when she first took a workshop on felting, the ancient technique of building fabric with layers of wool or animal hair.

An illustrator whose work is familiar to readers of UpHere magazine or EdgeYk, McCreesh draws heavily on felting in an exhibition of images drawn from life in Yellowknife and a tour of the Eastern Arctic.

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