Take a tour of Wendy MacNaughton’s amazing studio, via In the Make:
When we visited Wendy at her home in Potrero Hill she was feeling under the weather and in order to safeguard us from her germs she refrained from hugging us. Though we’d never met before it was clear that Wendy usually greets strangers who come to her house in this way— not with a handshake, but with a hug. That gesture alone says a lot. Wendy’s home is put together immaculately, as if each room was torn from a page of a glossy magazine. Even her studio, with its huge windows and view of the back garden, has a decidedly decorated feel to it. Wendy’s illustrative work, however, is less concerned with expressing perfection— instead, her drawings and words have a rough-hewn sensibility and often convey a vulnerability and humor that is stark and unflinching. Mirroring the messy realities of daily life and the flawed characters that inhabit it, there is an element of “untidiness” to her illustrations. Read more.
Spotted: Untitled (May the bridges I burn light the way.) by Mike Monteiro