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  1. Artist: Leigh Suggs

    October 21, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

    During my stay at Penland School of Crafts, I made my way to the Penland Gallery and Visitors Center. There are several gallery spaces within the building, but they each house work related in some way to Penland. The main space features work by artist who have taught at Fenland and this is where I saw the work of Leigh Suggs. Her large cut-out pieces stand out from other work constructed in the same manner. There is wonderful movement to her work and when viewed up close, one can see the texture added through painting that offers a unique feel.

  2. Artist: Sarah Strickland

    March 17, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

    Australian artist, Sarah Strickland is predominately a textile designer, but her work with paper is quite stunning. The following pieces were originally created as painted paper collages before being digitized and printed on fabric. Sarah crafts her multilayered pieces using bold colors and textures.

  3. Artist: Johanna Goodman

    January 10, 2017 by Erin Fletcher

    The Imaginary Beings series from Johanna Goodman are delightful and witty. Through her collages, she is able to create so much emotion (and attitude) by playing with character’s facial expressions and posture. Plus some ultra-fabulous couture garments.

  4. Artist: Megan Herwig

    July 1, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    Megan Herwig is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art, in addition to receiving a Master’s in Fine Art from the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. I recently came upon her work on Buy Some Damn Art. Her magnificent buildings are made from various materials layered on top of screen prints. She uses paper, tape and fabric to build these architectural wonders.

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  5. Artist: Marcela Cárdenas

    March 13, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    In her series Transicionales, artist Marcela Cárdenas explores the relationship between the organic shapes found within the natural kingdoms of fauna and minerals. The glass geode sculptures above are filled with animal fur, while in the image below, fur is trapped between a backing and a piece of glass with a reverse painting. I’m appealed by how my eye is misguided to believe the image as 2-dimensional, but the flat paintings overlaid on the detailed fur creates such texture.  

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  6. Artist: Kennedy James

    February 12, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    Here are a few pieces from a collection by Kennedy James called Serial Bondage. Each chair is tied-up with yarn in the ancient art of Japanese Shibari (rope bondage). There is something delightful and playful about these delicate miniature chairs harnessed with brightly colored ropes. 

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  7. Artist: Justyn Hegreberg

    February 12, 2014 by Erin Fletcher


    I love art that can exist as just a beautiful object, no need to crowd the frame with tons of conceptual nonsense. The attractiveness of Justyn Hegreberg’s artwork grabs me through the varied textures, bold colors and asymmetric formats. He both thinks and works outside the frame (even though sometime the piece doesn’t quite stretch to all four sides). 

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  8. Artist: Justin Plakas

    December 11, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    A Better Tomorrow has a quiet yet eerie vibe with the use of high contrast black and white fabrics against grainy and blurry imagery. This fantastic collage series is from artist Justin Plakas, whose a multi-media artist living and working in Las Vegas. New Mexico. 

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  9. Artist: Ryan W. Kelly

    April 4, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    These stills from various video works and performances are strikingly similar to the art films of Georges Méliès. Ryan W. Kelly has a real talent for constructing a scene of fantasy with his detailed, pictorial scenery and impressively sculpted props.

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  10. Artist: Katy Horan

    March 28, 2013 by Erin Fletcher


    Katy Horan has a unique relationship with paper, manipulating it to create these beautiful textural pieces of art. Her female characters are quite haunting and remind me of figures from Edward Gorey’s work. The lacework detail on the garments are extraordinarily delicate. 

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  • My name is Erin Fletcher, owner and bookbinder of Herringbone Bindery in Boston. Flash of the Hand is a space where I share my process and inspirations.
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