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Portland-based artist Amelia Santiago uses needle felting to create wool fiber sculptures of dogs and other animals commissioned by pet owners. A technique that uses nothing but a barbed needle, Santiago has laboriously sculpted more than three hundred sculptures in the past three years, each taking 20 hours to complete from start to finish.

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Intent on replicating the essence of each animal, Santiago pays great attention to the details of markings, trying to "capture the personality of the dog through his or her eyes."

Prices vary depending on size, visit the Amelia Santiago website to place an order and see more examples of her work.

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