Art to Inspiration: Jo Howe

2 May

Wow.  Has another month really gone by already?  It’s Art to Inspiration time again!  This month’s inspiration, Echoes of Fragrant Voices by Jo Howe inspires me on so many levels.  Her sculptures, created from book pages ( love level one- check! ) are full of beautiful shapes ( two- check! ), soft color ( three- check! ), rhythm ( four- check! ) and gorgeous texture ( that makes five- check! ).  Just as with Pakayla Biehn’s work last month, Jo’s work inspired me to create a gallery of varied complementary works, each of which shares characteristics reminiscent of Jo’s work.

The inspiration:

Echoes of Fragrant Voices by Jo Howe

The gallery:

Pendant by Erik Gonzales, mixed media on panel, 60x60

Half Hickory by Virginia Petty

Core III by Joe Segal, wood and paint, 54x9

Trophy by Brenda Mallory, cloth, wax, welded steel, 20x20x13

Mercury by Karen Margolis, watercolor, gouache, graphie, thread on Abaca paper, 11x14

Expansion by Haley Farthing, pastel on wood, 48x24

Relic by Jay Heryet, box elder, 200mm diameter

Jo Howe

Erik Gonzales | Virginia Petty | Joe Segal | Brenda Mallory | Karen Margolis | Haley Farthing | Jay Heryet 

Visit the artists’ websites, linked above, for more inspiration!

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All images are via the artists’ websites unless otherwise noted.

10 Responses to “Art to Inspiration: Jo Howe”

  1. Jo Howe May 2, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Love the concept of this project… Really interesting seeing the diversity of responses. Beautiful choices and delightful words. Thank you.

    • Lesley May 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

      Thanks for the inspiration, Jo! 🙂


  2. Brenda Mallory May 2, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Thanks for including my work!

    • Lesley May 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

      Brenda, your work is stunning! Would love to do a full feature on your sculptures soon.


  3. juliadziuba May 2, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I really enjoyed this post and the collection of artwork you gathered. Thanks! I really love the organic but structural feel of all of the pieces. I spent a bit of time learning more about the artists you’ve spotlighted – inspiration accomplished!

    • Lesley May 3, 2012 at 8:09 am #

      So glad you were inspired by the collection to explore the work of each artist.


  4. Supal {chevrons and éclairs} May 5, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    I love Trophy and I’m again so impressed with your gallery! Thank you for sharing!

    • Lesley May 5, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      Thanks, Supal! I think Trophy may be my fave in the gallery, too. 😉


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