Mixed Media Textiles & Other Curiosities
“Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do. And that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” ― Dr. Seuss
Wendy Huhn has been creating mixed media textile art for over 30 years. She is exhibited worldwide and offers workshops and lectures on technique and style. All of her work is original and one-of-a-kind.
Wendy works primarily in textiles, collage and mixed media, superimposing imagery on painted and sanded canvas or small hand embroidered collages. She occasionally goes off on artistic tangents, like constructing a 14-foot, lifelike giraffe sculpture, or painting traffic boxes in downtown Eugene.
She continues to be fascinated and experiment with various methods of transferring images, designs and patterns to cloth. She is considered a forerunner in the various transfer techniques that she has worked extensively with in the last 29 years.
Huhn was the recipient of the Quilt Japan Award from the Nihon Vogue Corporation, Tokyo, Japan.
She was awarded a Oregon Arts Commission grant which allowed her time to explore the ancient art of grave rubbing, and a grant from the Surface Design Association to research the process of photo emulsion screen printing. She is currently working on a book for artists on that topic.