Cindy has always had an interest in art, however it wasn’t until she discovered fibre art Cindy Obuckthat she decided to follow her passion. She has a certificate in graphic design and works full time as a graphic/web designer. Although she is a self-taught artist, she feels her work experience has helped in designing her art.
Currently she is exploring the wonderful medium of wool. This process involves laying out the wool fibres, applying soap and water and then creating friction to cause the fibres to “join” together. By combining wet and needle felting techniques as well as quilting techniques, she creates unique wall hangings and wool sculptures.
She enjoys using various mediums in her art such as organza, cheese cloth, chiffons, yarns and beads. She likes to experiment with various embellishments to add dimension and interest to her work, which has an abstract and contemporary feel to it.
The prairie surroundings that she lives on are apparent in her work.
She has had three solo shows to date. The first one was entitled “Prairie Reflections” and explored the wonderful land that she lives on. Her second one was at the Joe Moran Gallery titled “Prairie Close-ups”. This show explored the wonderful flowers, leaves and trees of the prairies in a close and intimate look. The third show was part of the Members Showcase through the Art Gallery of Regina titled “In the Dirt – A Felted Exploration”. This show explored the various pods and seeds that are found on the prairies. She created wall and 3D vessels for this show.
She is a juried member of the Saskatchewan Craft Council. You can see more of her work at Traditions Handcraft Gallery – Regina, and the Handwave Gallery – Meacham.