Using delicate layers of dyed roving, Jaana's needle felted wool textiles are built and anchored one wisp at a time with a notched needle until the image becomes fabric. With these materials, one can manipulate light and color in much the same way as an impressionist painter, with the resulting layers of fiber blended by the viewer’s eye. The organic textures of wool and wood energize each other as the textile is recessed into locally milled or reclaimed timber.
Interested in seeing Jaana's work in person? She displays and sells at various art shows around the US throughout the year. Check out the event schedule to see where Jaana is confirmed to display her art.
Jaana Mattson lives, works and teaches from her home studio in Minnesota. In 1999 she completed her MFA with a focus in fibers at UW-Seattle. After designing and producing art jewelry for 10 years, Jaana returned to her mixed-media roots to explore craft in new and sculptural dimensions through welding, stained glass, encaustic medium and fibers combined with found objects.