Happy Birthday: Joan Schulze

Joan Schulze is a contemporary collage and fiber artist who was born on October 13th.

Sometimes, when writing these Happy Birthday posts I find artists I really relate to and get inspired by. Joan Schulze is one of these artists. She has been actively producing and exhibiting her art since the 1960’s. Even after such a long career her works feel very fresh and contemporary. I’m inspired by her fearless experimentation and clear vision.

I occasionally receive push back that my knit paintings don’t include the physical knitting and that I draw digitally. However, Joan Schulze is another artist who embraces technology and mixing it with traditional materials. I think those comments on my work would be more frequent if Joan Schulze hadn’t blazed a path.

“My artistic challenge is to listen to the new questions and to keep seeking answers.” ~ Joan Schulze