Over the years I have collected prime wool fleeces. I often start a new piece with making the material first and then continue my design based on the character of the fabric. I used the tufts from the raw fleece to create motion, live motion! As I was wet felting the wool fleeces the image of water and swimming creatures came to mind which continued into a slightly different shade of neutral tones. The finished felted top layer is backed with black pigment wool fabric and measures 5 feet wide by 3 feet long. A plexiglass mount is attached on the back side and inserts into custom made brackets to extend the artwork 4 inches out to give dimension and shadows.