Kún's practice explores the transformation of wool, as tufts of fibre shape into limitless sculptural forms through the energy of her hands. The tactility of the making process is translated into the sensual depth of her undulating compositions. This novel approach to constructing and mounting ribs of felt innovates an ancient craft.
With exquisite mastery of the subtle textures and tones of organic materials, Kún reveals patterns that echo visions of nature. Timeless imagery of water, shells, and wood grain emerge from her compositions – her pieces are animated with the rhythms of the environment, whose mesmerising effects encourage meditation.
Example works & projects
To fully appreciate the subtle qualities of each artwork, the Artist has produced a small selection of sample artworks for our art consultancy, available to loan on request.
About the Artist
Kristy Kún is an American artist working from her studio in Southern Oregon. Having pursued a lifetime of craft, she first trained as a woodworker with master craftsmen on the West Coast. Her work transitioned from wood to wool in 2009, yet the tactile processes, joinery techniques and construction of woodcraft informed her unique technique for felting. Kún has refined her felting for over a decade, to international acclaim.
Kún's felt work has exhibited widely across the United States, featuring in group and solo exhibitions, and numerous public, corporate and private collections. Her work has been recognised by prestigious institutions, creating bespoke commissions for museums and receiving accolades such as the Excellence in Fiber Award (2019) from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Kún is regularly featured in publications, including a cover feature on the Winter 2022 issue of the American Craft Council publication.