Jo Gornall – England

Jo Gornall is a contemporary fibre and mixed media artist intrigued by the alchemical and sometimes unpredictable nature of the felting process. Her work is manipulating and transforming a myriad of wool and plant fibres, threads and fabrics into organic flowing forms and exploring its undervalued potential as an art medium and form of expression.

Subliminal marine influences and elements of primal and spiritual history are in part inspirational in creating felted relief and free flowing wall and sculptural pieces. Jo sometimes incorporates discarded detritus pertinent to a place or moment in time. Sometimes she incorporates found organic matter or juxtaposes photographs within the layered, textural surface. She enjoys working with vibrant, rich colours and reigniting the memories and feelings that these may evoke.