My work celebrates the lives of animals (wildlife, barn yard, companion animals). A finished sculpture represents a relationship of love, respect and gratitude between human and animal; for me the maker and for those who commission or purchase the pieces.
When I begin a companion animal commission, I enjoy hearing about the animal: its personality, habits, activities and special physical characteristics. But what really motivates me is the love and caring that the person expresses in their description of their pet. When I sculpt, my intention is to communicate that love and the relationship in the finished piece.
Occasionally, I have the opportunity to sculpt an animal I choose, like the Elephant, Black Bear and Deer in my portfolio. These are animals I admire and with whom I feel a connection.
My own love of nature and all animals is part of the energy involved in the transformation of wool into portrait, from the care of my sheep and preparation of the wool to the needle felting process.
~ Laura C Frazier, M.A., M.Div.
Here’s an article on me and my work published in the Winston-Salem Journal: