Gold and Pink Ring with Cat's Eye
Wool, embroidery floss. cat's eye marble
2.25 x 1 x .75"
Teresa Shields has always been drawn to fabric, thread, wool fiber. magnets and wood. Through embroidery she interprets abstract shapes found in the natural forms of sliced fruits and vegetables. In 2016 she began wet felting and now enjoys exploring the materiality of turning wool fibers into solid but soft hollow forms. Her work is often idiosyncratic and leave the viewer craving a tactile experience. Teresa exhibits her work throughout the United States and has won a handful of nice awards. She earned her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and MFA at Mass College of Art. She is an empty nester living and working in Jenkintown, just outside Philadelphia, with her retired husband and two cats.