Wendy Johnson ’79

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by

Wendy J. Johnson ’79 was one of five artists accepted into the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 2012 outdoor exhibition “Dirt-o-rama” (June 6-October 14, 2012). Wendy’s creation was a 7-foot tall, accessible needle- and wet-felted wool coat she titled “Earthly Coat.” Her artistic statement for the piece: “It’s a perfect circle of life: As soil beautifully clothes the earth’s mantle, soil also clothes us. Fibers used in clothing originate in the soil (directly or indirectly) and eventually become soil again. Earthly Coat encourages us to think about how we dress with “dirt” every day.” Wendy has described the creation process and subsequent exhibit experience on her blog: www.sagahill.wordpress.com.

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