Monday, July 8, 2013

Trekking from the Comfort of Your Own Home




Wendy Huhn

The potential for research via the web continues to amaze and delight me.  It is wonderful to be able to sit at my computer and discover or re-discover artists from around the world.

I think we often get stuck when we think about our personal medium and only look at work that is of a similar nature so as I began my web trek today I was happy to come across the inventive and well known work of Wendy Huhn.  Wendy is a west coast artists who works extensively with images often juxtaposed to make statements on current topics or just make the viewer smile.  You can find her website here:


Wendy also has a fabulous list of books and magazines listed on her website you may enjoy.  Thank you Wendy for sharing this list.  It's always informative to see the books that have been important to other artists.


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Elana Herzog

Elana Herzog is an artists who works with found materials and paper and creates both wall pieces and installation work.  I believe she resides in New York state.  I have to share this piece with you as it hit a soft spot in my heart.  It's an old chenille bedspread that she has "deconstructed" and installed on a wall.  I remember seeing this very pattern on the beds of my friends when I was a child.   Our bedspreads were not always so colorful so I always coveted these flamboyant spreads.  

You can see more of her work here:  http://www.elanaherzog.com/art.html

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Josh Faught - How to Beat the High Costs of Living - 2009
Hand woven cotton, nail polish, toilet paper, silk flowers,
indigo, sequins and ink
92 x 72 inches



detail - How to Beat the High Costs of Living

Josh Faught is my third artists today and he is also new to me.  You can see 33 of his works/details at:


The work incorporates all manner of materials including textile materials and also the use of numerous processes.  You will see printing, weaving, crocheting just to name a few.

Don't be fooled.  The first image you will see is one of his sculpture pieces so scroll through and you will find many works that focus on textiles.  He is represented by the Lisa Cooley Gallery at:


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Now I think I will trek out into my own studio.

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6 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding me about Wendy, one of the first quilt artists I ever wrote to ask if she would come to Cleveland. I did not know Elena or Josh's work. Brilliant!

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    1. Thanks Christine. What year was it that you had Wendy in Cleveland? I've seen a few of her pieces in person and enjoy her wit.

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  2. I know of Wendy's work and enjoy her style. Thank you for introducing Elena and Josh's art. Fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Mia! Happy to introduce you to new people and remind you of those you already know.

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  3. Thank you for sharing these latest works...Wendy is always surprising. Elena and Josh's work is intriguing and I wish i could see it in person. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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    1. Thank you Mary Helen. I'd love to see a full exhibition for each of these artists myself. Great to hear form you.

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