Friday, June 13, 2008

FEATURED ARTIST - AMY WEH


Welcome, Amy Weh of MOSIACWEH. Amy and I met each other at least 8 years or more ago, when we both were exhibiting in the same art show in our area (Wisconsin). We have since been in many of the same shows, and it has been fun to watch Amy's art as it evolved. Today she is designing and creating these stunning mirrors, which would make a great focal point in any room in your home or office decor. The mirror in the photo on the left is called "Kandinsky Circles, and is 30" x 40", composed of glass, mirror with black on wooden frame.

If you are looking for smaller pieces of work, she also has many designs for you to choose from. I will be showing some of these out here in this feature. Let's learn a little more about Amy. Read below to hear what she has to say about herself and her work.

What led you to start creating your art?
For as far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an artist. I was brought up in a very creative family that believed and nurtured the idea that you need to do what truly makes you happy. At home my mother was always working on something creative. That was considered a norm in our house. We never had a clean and pretty dining room table except for the holidays.

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?
I was accepted at Cardinal Stritch College in Milwaukee through the Frederick Layton Art Scholarship. His legacy and the vision of the Art Director Sister Thomasita Fessler had a profound impact on my art career. I graduated with a BFA, and after college I worked in various creative fields such as kiln operator, gallery assistant, frame shop manager and visual display assistant. They were all jobs that have helped develop many aspects in my current field of mosaic work. After having my first child I decided to stay at home and work in my home studio. I began creating small watercolors in shadowboxes with found objects. Outdoor art shows were my first attempt at selling the watercolors. Around this time I also became fascinated with mosaics using china shards and found objects. I explored the mosaic medium learned through diligent self study how to manipulate this medium.I have continued to produce mosaics in many forms for the last twelve years, developing new techniques and methods along the way.
What aspect of creating your art do you find the most enjoyable?
I really enjoy it when the colors really start to form the shapes in my art. That's when the work really "gels" to me.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art, what would you choose, and why?
Pineapple? Bright and so Sweet if you eat the right part!

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art?
I really like to make people see my art and smile. Art is such a simple but complex form. It's a universal language.
What advice do you have for other artists?
Like my mother always told me- It's ok to be different."

Some of Amy's work is currently on display from May 18 - July 7 at the Schauer Art Center "Glasswork" exhibit in Hartford, WI.



RETRO SQUARES
Outside Size: 35" x 45"

Composed of iridescent glass, mirror, black grout on wood frame

If you'd like to see more of Amy's work, and see what she has available for purchase in her on-line MOSIAC WEH shop, be sure to visit the link below:







Below is a direct link to Amy's web page, where you can learn more about Amy and her work, see her art show schedule, and more.




If you have any questions regarding prices, and items available, Amy may be contacted at: amyweh@charter.net

1 comment:

belinha said...

Hello again!Just checking the new stuff on your lovely blog!Cloudy day over here...it's good to see some pretty things to lift my spirit!Have a good Sunday!