I've mentioned on a number of occasions that I am interested in learning how to do 3-dimensional textile art properly. Melani does some beautiful work. http://melanibrewer.com/ Since her work is under copyright I have opted to show a couple of details from two of her pieces.
Melani is originally from Ohio but now lives in Florida. She has a background in biology (teacher) and anthropology which is very apparent in her work. Melani's attention to detail is stunning.