On today's blog we have a conversation with artist Betsy Youngquist, whose work is a wondrous web of storytelling on loss, remembrance, and magic. Youngquist is a mixed media artist whose dazzling beaded creatures bring the fantastical realms of our imagination to life. Join us as we delve in with Betsy to talk about her pieces that she's been working on and the stories they create along the way.
Laura McCabe is a primarily self-taught beadweaver with an education in historical costume reproduction and restoration, and anthropology. She produces elaborately beaded body adornment and sculpture that combines Native American, African, and Victorian beadweaving techniques with modern materials and color schemes.
Sweetieboosh is a mixed media artist from Long Beach, California, who is known for using discarded hunting mounts, furs, sequins, and a wide range of other found objects to create magical, sometimes bizarre, and captivating sculptures. Join us as Sweetieboosh talks us through the emotional process of making art.
Demetri Broxton is a mixed media artist of Louisiana Creole and Filipino heritage who was born and raised in Oakland, CA. His textile sculptures reflect his connection to the sacred art of the Yoruba people of Nigeria, the beading traditions of the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians, and his love of hip hop and graffiti.
We delve into a conversation with our dear friend Nancy, who has been one of our biggest cheerleaders and supporters of the Museum since the beginning. Nancy is a visual artist based in Delaware who is the brainchild behind the Beaded Square Project.