It turns out the felty community is also affected by the pandemic.
Felties are made of wool and wire. When I finish a creation, it comes to life like Pinocchio, then fledges into the world to be among its own kind. Felties are a species unto themselves.
I have been studying their society through binoculars. By employing some clever disguises, I was finally able to get close with my camera. In this series, Felties in Lockdown, I have documented some of the ways the elusive felty community is handling the pandemic.
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Jay Rainey is an artist living on an island in British Columbia, Canada.