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Textile Wildlife Artist Janine Heschl shares her life in fabric and threads. Janine creates photo realistic portraits of animals using free-motion machine embroidery, and an exceptional eye for detail, light, colour and texture. And even more amazing, Janine is entirely self-taught.
Along with the beautiful portraits runs a deep passion for nature, wildlife and our world, and with her needle, Janine speaks out for creatures that can't speak for themselves.
Susan Weeks chats with Janine about:
- Organising an exhibition for Jane Goodall Institute
- Creating the 'Wounda' chimpanzee portrait for Jane Goodall Institute fundraising
- Can we try too hard to create perfection?
- Connecting humans and nature with thread
- Why Janine bought a sewing machine, and what happened next!
- Do what you love everyday
- Selecting thread colours
- Reaching emotions and inspiring action through art
- The secret to stitching realistic hair and fur
- Failure should be embraced, particularly by artists
- The challenge of making yourself 'do' art
And so much more!
Episode Show Notes, Links & Examples of Janine's work at https://www.stitcherystories.com/janineheschl
Call For Art: https://janegoodall.at/call-for-art-ivism_en/
Call For Art Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other links & people mentioned:
The Story of Wounda The Chimpanzee http://news.janegoodall.org/2017/11/21/tchimpounga-chimpanzee-of-the-month-wounda/
United Nations Global Assessment Report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/06/human-society-under-urgent-threat-loss-earth-natural-life-un-report