Living in rural or small-town Wisconsin for much of her life, Nora Koch is very fond of animals. Experience and affection for animals inform my work, from her upbringing on a dairy farm learning the ways of cows, horses, cats and dogs, to the beautiful nativity story told in the Gospel of Luke. The variety of forms and color found in animals domesticated for a wide variety of purposes is especially fascinating to Koch. The domestication of animals and agriculture are at the foundations of all human cultures.
Nora Koch loves life, and she tries to express this in the needle felted animals she makes. Koch wishes to demonstrate respect and affection for creatures, and for culture. I hope to convey both, with humility.