A sculpted bust of a veiled woman made from wool that looks like marble. The wind appears to be blowing the fabric against her face and the rest is billowing away from her. The veil reveals beneath the illusion of translucent folds half of her face is classicly beautiful and the other half is her skull.

When The Veil Is Torn Away, 2019

Melanie Groves

Needle felted wool


Keywords: Veiled Lady, fiber art, sculpture, felted, woman, mask, death, climate change,


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