Meet our newest fiber art installation: the beautiful tiger Renee! One of two full-size “pelts” in Ruth Marshall’s Tiger Pelt Project, Renee‘s design is based off of an actual female tiger pelt at the Museum of Natural History. Check out the slideshow to see the incredible amount of detail used to create this textile tiger.
Australian artist Ruth Marshall spends months researching pelts and captive live animals in order to design her creations. She has become internationally known for her hand knit pelts of exotic animals endangered by the illegal skin trade. According to her website, RuthMarshall.blogspot.com, “[Ruth’s] textile pelts exemplify how artisan goods have the potential to have higher commercial value than a poached skin on the black market. The result would be a paradigm shift of the incentive in wildlife trade, which is the third largest illegal trade in the world.”
On January 29th, Ruth will be teaching a Master Class, Ruth Marshall: Animal Intarsia: How Knitting Can Interpret Nature’s Forms. Click here to sign up for the class.
Renee will be on display through the end of January. Come by and see this breathtaking fiber art in person!
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