Monday, February 15, 2010

Lynn Whipple

One of my favorite and earliest influences, artist, Lynn Whipple has a shiny new website and blog. I remember first learning about her work in Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion years ago (I still have the article in my inspiration notebook) and it opened my eyes to new possibilities for mixed media. Her use of vintage photographs, doll clothes and found objects was different, more relaxed, whimsical and even somewhat mischievous in its use and that spoke to me more that any textbook assemblage artist I had known. Thank you, Lynn! 
 "I am deeply grateful to live my life as an artist. Play and discovery are my dearest and most constant companions.  There are a zillion tiny challenges in each art making experience, and so often I find, just as many small, sweet victories. Without a doubt, living creatively is the most enjoyable and satisfying game I know."- Lynn Whipple 



 
  
 


Artwork copyright Lynn Whipple.

7 comments:

Snuskebassa said...

Fantastic!
I love the pictures.
Love from Liv

lilylovekin said...

Thank you for letting me know where I could find her work. I LOVE her art and have not known how to find her. Thank you so much.

Hannah B. said...

I totally still have that magazine too :)

Pinecone Camp said...

I really love some of these! Now I have to look a little more into it. Thanks for the great post today!

Alice said...

A very talented artist! Thank you so much for sharing!

Oh, how much I miss the ME Home Companion Magazine! sniff sniff

Lisa said...

what a cool artist! thanks for posting this!

tuscanycastlegirl said...

oh....I was just thinking about this artist the other day....wondering what she was up to these days.
I, too, first read about her waaaayyy back from the Mary E. magazine article. I was amazed. Thanks for the update! ...

-Suzanne