Artist Interview with Wendy Ackrell
Jessica Molnar, Odd Duck Press, December 2018
Where in the world are you located? What is it like being an artist there?
Ever since I visited San Francisco as a child, I dreamt of moving here one day and, after graduating from college, I did just that. It was a fantasyland to me even then, with its vertiginous hills scattered with twinkling lights in the deepening dark… Read more
Meet Local Fiber Artist and Painter Wendy Ackrell
ImagiKnit,San Francisco, January 2017
What was your journey to creating woolen sculptures?
The first pieces I made were in 2009--the wool branches that I wrap in both natural and extremely vibrant yarns.
I was in the woods of Sonoma and started to gather large branches from the forest floor. A week of quiet and a huge skein of yarn led to the creation of my first woolen branches. Making them is second nature now and one of the most meditative things in the world to me… Read more