Yōkai are a class of supernatural monsters, spirits and demons from Japanese folklore. They range from the malevolent to the mischievous, occasionally bringing good fortune to those who encounter them. They are often used to explain supernatural or unaccountable phenomena and I believe they reflect many of the characteristics of the human heart and human nature. My sculptures are based on the kappa, tengu and oni yōkai. I have used dry needle felting and wet felting techniques to create my sculptures out of wool roving.
Yarrenyty Arltere Artists
St Scholastica's College