I'm Jelena!

Freelance Animal
Sculptor/Artist

A life-long passion inspired by nature and the natural world in combination with interests in anatomy and zoology.

Largely self taught felt maker based in Lithuania, with over 10 years of experience in fine arts.
Being passionate about animals I create detailed sculptures, animal related ideas for home, and pet portraits in a slow design process, mostly using felting techniques. I have no formal training in anything to do with textiles.

What keeps me motivated is the interest in how far I can push the boundaries of felt making. I have tried creating in many areas, and found myself sculpting, which I adore. Here colors, texture, and sculpture transform into realistic creatures, paintings, jewelry and art objects. Needle felting is not just my job, it is my biggest passion. It is like a game between the real and mythical worlds.