Category: Inspirations

Jude Hill

  Where to start with how Jude’s stories, work, and process have impacted me? I think the hardest part for me is that much of her “technique” is not new to me since I was a quilter for many years in my 20s and early 30s, yet I now look at stitch and fiber work completely differently after following her…

February already?

I don’t know where January went! We had a few balmy days right at the end of January and then we have had a run of snowy days here in Minnesota, so now we are back to blindingly white snow cover. I have found a new inspiration-artist whose extensive blog and classes have kept me company as I fight a…

Inspiration: Laura Tabakman

I find Laura’s installations and vessels just as entrancing as her jewelry. Her jewelry has lush colors and wonderful abstractions of natural materials that I would love to find my own version of. I love her use of Skinner blends and her incorporation of structural support into her designs. The simplicity of her shapes shows off her mastery of various…

Inspiration: Loretta Lam

Loretta makes pieces that I wish I could conceive of, since the minute I see them I fall in love with her colors and design aesthetic. I also admire her concern for wearability since I think making something big and bold is made much more interesting when it can actually be comfortably worn. Some day I hope to catch her,…

Inspiration: Greg Dunn

Greg Dunn’s work extends his neuroscience PhD in to his art by using images of neurons as the basis for exquisite paintings in a spare Asian style. My sister-in-law saw his exhibit at the NSF and pointed me to his site. This image is one of my favorites of his. I love the elegance and peace inherent in the images.…

Inspiration: Bonnie Bishoff

I have watched Bonnie Bishoff‘s work over the years and have seen it in person at the Racine Art Museum’s polymer exhibit. I love her colors and innovative ways of hiding her support structure as well as the way her clay creates images and designs on furniture.