I keep coming back to the work of Josh Faught for inspiration. His work simply astounds me. It's complicated, messy, honest, real and pure emotion.
|Triage, 2009 Josh Faught. hemp, nail polish, spray paint, indigo,|
logwood, toilet paper, greeting cards, pins, books, plaster, yarn,
handmade wooden sign, denim and gloves. 80" x 120"
I was first drawn to his techniques he uses in his work. They all look so labor intensive: indigo dyeing, crocheting, knitting, assembling among other techniques. And the materials, just look at what goes into his pieces. They make a statement in themselves.
|How to Beat the High Cost of Living, 2009. Josh Faught. Handwoven cotton,|
nail polish, toilet paper, silk flowers, indigo, sequins, and ink. 92" x 72".
But then I paused to read the reviews about his work and it all came together even more.
|Untitled, Josh Faught.|
And talk about politics, he's got it in spades. He's not afraid to make a statement, reveal his fears and his anxieties as well as his confidence. His work takes risks. We need more of this!
|Untitled, 2008. Josh Faught. Hemp, sequins, pin, garden trellis.|
|You Can't Live Scared, detail, 2007. Josh Faught. Crocheted hemp, pin, plaster,|
spray paint, and super 8 film.
See more of his work at Lisa Cooley Gallery as well as read some incredible reviews on his work.