Saga Hill Designs

fine fibers & yarns – silk & silk blends
studio of artist/author W.J. Johnson


exhibitions & events

Earthly Coat Blog link



"Earthly Coat"
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
"Dirt-O-Rama" – 2012 outdoor exhibition
June 2 – October 14, 2012


Wendy J. Johnson, Saga Hill Designs
Colleen Werdien (The Cat That Walks on Water)
Clark Babler (West End Welding)
Materials being used:
Coat – Wool felt; dyed and undyed protein and cellulose fibers. Armature – steel pipe and wire.
Artistic Statement:
It’s a perfect circle of life: As soil beautifully clothes the earth's mantle, soil also clothes us. Fibers used in clothing originate in the soil (directly or indirectly) and eventually become soil again. Earthly Coat encourages us to think about how we dress with “dirt” every day.

Check out my blog & follow the process of creating this exhibit.

Alumni Invitational Exhibition
Photo of High Voltage Above Wisconsin

"High Voltage Above Wisconsin"
Hillstrom Museum of Art, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota: November 22, 2012 – January 28, 2011.

"1 in 10,000"
Photo of "1 in 10,000" exhibitA site installation at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Summer 2008 Tree-ology Exhibit.

"1 in 10,000" refers to the statistical fact that only 1 out of 10,000 acorns survives to become a tree. Using 100 gazing globes resting under a majestic oak, this exhibit reflects on the incredible odds of this tree's existence and encourages the viewer to see themselves as present in the life of the tree.




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