Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ridiculously Inspiring TED Talk from Artist Shea Hembrey

The other day I happened to see this TED talk by an artist I had never heard of named Shea Hembrey, and I immediately knew I must share it as soon as possible. I have never heard of lots of quite well known artists, and am always thrilled when I find out about somebody fantastic whose work I definitely should have been aware of before.  Mr. Hembrey is not a fiber artist per se, but as the video will illustrate, he is absolutely the sort of person whose work deserves to be mentioned on the blog - he possesses incredible amounts of energy and inspiration, cares deeply about craftsmanship, and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Here is the blurb about the video from the TED website:
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.


  1. I just watched this TED talk. How wonderfully creative and clever. Thanks for sharing it.

    1. I just loved his whole concept, but watching this TED Talk definitely gave me the sense that I am accomplishing Absolutely Nothing in my life compared to somebody with this much energy and skill!


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