Darcy Horn The Jade Dog Designs, studio stop #18

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Beads are my clay and paint, my poetry and dance

The moment over 18 years ago I first picked up needle, thread, and beads, I knew I had found my medium. What my mind saw I was able to create. The process is introspective, and although I begin a project with a loose idea of the final form, I let the beads and the techniques take over and guide me. I studied both architecture and art history, both of which strongly impact my work in structure and texture.

I began my beading career making art-to-wear and successfully run my own business selling my work online, in galleries, and at juried art shows. For the past 6 years I’ve evolved my beadwork techniques to make personal and political sculptures and three dimensional works.

I find inspiration everywhere. From fishing the local rivers to biking/hiking trails, using artisan made components to natural stone and wood beads. There are ideas everywhere to translate into textural beadwork.

Darcy’s upcoming events include

+Uptown Art Fair 2018, Fri. August 3rd to Sun. August 5th. Minneapolis, MN

+Art in Bayfront Park 2018, Sat. August 18th, Sun. August 19th. Duluth, MN

+ArtSplash 2018, Sat. September 1st from 10-6p and Sun. September 2nd from 10-5p. Sioux City Art Center, 225 Nebraska St, Sioux City, IA

+Rockbrook Art Fair, Sat. September 8th from 10-6pm and September 9th from 10-5pm. Rockbrook Village, 108th and Center, Omaha, NE

+Sogn Valley Art Fair, Sat. October 6th from 10-6pm and October 7th from 10-5pm. Cannon Falls, MN

+Studio ArTour, Sat. October 13th from 10-6pm and October 14th from 10-5pm. Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division St S, Northfield, MN

Website: thejadedog.com

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Instagram: @thejadedog