"Of the artists working in tapestry today, Helena Hernmarck stands without peer."
- Jack Lenor Larson
I recently attended a talk by Helena Hernmarck, held at Redding's lovely Mark Twain Library. It was thrilling. To see slide after slide of glorious tapestries, spanning more than 40 years of work and all explained by the magnificent maker herself ... well, it rocked my soul! Hernmarck is a delightful and compelling speaker. What's more, even her earliest work is drop dead gorgeous, so the entire evening was pure pleasure.
Hernmarck's body of work is so exciting and her accomplishments, not the least of which is her invention of a new way of tapestry weaving, are truly impressive. Give yourself a treat: set aside some time, make yourself a pot of tea, and visit her website: http://www.hernmarck.com. I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy wandering around in her online world.