petah coyne

“I gather materials everywhere I go … Materials are a language.” 

Yes, yes, a thousand times YES! New York based artist Petah Coyne is my new hero. I saw her glass work in Venice a few years ago but didn’t even realize it was hers until today… and then I went down the Petah Coyne rabbit hole! That amazing journey involved not only her intricate glass pieces but also works made from wax, beautifully bizarre taxidermy, silk flowers, more wax … and, eventually, I found my way to this video she did with SFMoMA. Watch the video. Have you watched it? Okay, I’ll wait. Seriously. [pauses for 4 minutes] Wasn’t that FABULOUS!? I’m going to spend the weekend ‘trying to make bad’, because as Petah wisely says, “sometimes when you make really bad, it’s really good.” LOVE.

“I gather materials everywhere I go … Materials are a language.”  Yes, yes, a thousand times YES! New York based artist Petah Coyne is my new hero. I saw her glass work in Venice a few years ago but didn’t even realize it was hers until today… and then I went down the Petah CoyneRead Morecontemporary, installation, sculptureThe Jealous CuratorRead More

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