Phyllis Thelen


My Vision

I lose myself in the environment I have created and it has emotional meaning for me.  It may signify a past memory of place or a dream to come.  It might also convey an emotion experienced as a result of an event. My creations are made from plant fiber, processed Mulberry bark, organic fiber, wood, paper and found objects.

I live in the process, take up residence there, and journey there in my imagination.  Often the result looks like a sanctuary, a boat, unknown creatures in the realm of dreams.

It is my hope that there are others who can travel in their imaginations and through my art they can experience the same escapes to serene places of the mind and take peace and pleasure in time spent there.


Phyllis’ work is now represented by

Vault Gallery in Cambria, CA