Review: February 13 - 17, 2019 LA Art Week

Kathy Leonardo, LA Art Party, February 2019

LA Art Week began on Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

It was a rainy day...an unusual occurrence in La La Land. However, it did not stop me (or any other writers/collectors for that matter) from getting up early to cover new exhibitions and art fairs happening during a busy week... Read more

 Artist Interview with Wendy Ackrell

Jessica Molnar, Odd Duck Press, December 2018

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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

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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