Nov. 10, 2020

Linda Marcus - Fiber

Linda Marcus is a multidisciplinary artist embracing the traditional focus on fluidity and tactility using less traditional materials in her work. This back-and-forth between new and old, expected and unexpected, results in a distinct body of work that is distinctly fiber-based. We talk about curiosity, motherhood, failure, Project Runway and the spectacular arts scene in Milwaukee.

Takeaways
1. It all starts with being curious about the world.
2. You can have multiple careers across different industries – all you need to do is take a chance on yourself.
3. It’s worth peeling back the layers when you meet someone. There is something wonderful to behold when you take the time to look a little closer.
4. Embracing failure means you are learning.
5. The person that's holding you back is the person in the mirror. You need to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to have failures and missteps and learn from them and laugh at yourself and move through it. You will be more resilient and better off for it.
6. The beauty of art is that it can allow an artist to take something that would be controversial or difficult to think about and put it in such a way that everyone can consume and think about it.


Takeaways

1. It all starts with being curious about the world.

2. You can have multiple careers across different industries – all you need to do is take a chance on yourself.

3. It’s worth peeling back the layers when you meet someone. There is something wonderful to behold when you take the time to look a little closer.

4. Embracing failure means you are learning.

5. The person that's holding you back is the person in the mirror. You need to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to have failures and missteps and learn from them and laugh at yourself and move through it. You will be more resilient and better off for it.

6. The beauty of art is that it can allow an artist to take something that would be controversial or difficult to think about and put it in such a way that everyone can consume and think about it.

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Linda Marcus Art

In Conversation: A WMQFA Zoom Panel Discussion with Linda Marcus, Heidi Parkes, and Nirmal Raja

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