Reiko Archer - Artist Statement

"All of my inspiration comes from gardens, wild plants and landscapes.  My passion for nature is always reflected in my art.  One of the aspects of nuno felting I most enjoy is that it allows me to cascade colors in a way that is similar to painting with watercolors.  I find felting has endless possibilities for expression, as I can manipulate colors and shapes not only on a flat surface but also three dimensionally."

Reiko discovered nuno felting after moving to Oregon in 2002.  She taught herself the process, and then created her own techniques that you see incorporated in her unique felted designs.