Weedwatching Wall Hanging

by Jen Hewett

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Artist Statement

As a child growing up in Los Angeles, printmaker and textile artist Jen Hewett didn’t pay close attention to the lawns surrounding her. Lawns were meant to be lush, mown, and uniformly green – a nearly-impossible feat in constantly drought-stricken Southern California.

It wasn’t until 2016, when California started to emerge from a five-year drought and the lawns of her neighboring Golden Gate Park grew more quickly than its gardeners could manage that she noticed, for the first time, the diversity contained within a patch of grass – not just grasses, but also clover, mallow, plantain. She began to pay close attention to the ground, documenting what she saw on her daily walks, and researching the names and varieties of each weed. Weedwatching is just one representation of Jen’s interpretations of these mini-landscapes.

Details

+ Each wall hanging is hand-made to order by the artist. Because of this, orders may require a longer shipping timeline than usual.
+ This piece ships with a wooden dowel and cotton cord for easy hanging.
+ The wall hanging can be hand-washed in cold water and line-dried. Because this edition is made of linen, it may wrinkle easily. To remove wrinkles, steam iron on the reverse side using the highest (or linen) setting.
+ All orders for this edition are final sale and not eligible for discount or return.

Medium:

Ink silk-screened on 100% linen, wooden dowel, cotton cord

Jen Hewett

Jen Hewett is a printmaker, surface designer, textile artist and teacher. A lifelong Californian, Jen combines her love of loud prints and saturated colors with the textures and light of the California landscapes to create highly-tactile, visually-layered, printed textiles. When she’s not creating in her San Francisco studio or teaching her popular block printing classes, she can be found hiking with her high-strung rescue dog Gus, cycling on San Francisco’s less-hilly streets, or hiding out at her neighborhood wine bar.
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