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Whiskey Rebellion by John Y Wind

Whiskey Rebellion by John Y Wind

November 3rd, 2022 Loading Comments...

look//Hyatt Centric Center City Philadelphia presents the next exhibition in its Maker Series, Whiskey Rebellion by John Y Wind…

Hyatt Centric Exhibit Features Israeli-born Artist

November 3rd, 2022 Loading Comments...

Many thanks to the Jewish Exponent for this insightful article about Whiskey Rebellion, told through the lens of my own Jewish identity~

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November 2nd, 2022 Loading Comments...

My thanks to ABC-7 NYC for this great New York story about my Grand Hotel chandelier jewelry collection.  Reimagining, repurposing, and reinventing vintage things is at the heart of my work, both in jewelry and fine art~

https://abc7ny.com/jewelry-waldorf-plaza-hotel-john-wind/12328656/

August 20th, 2022 Loading Comments...

There’s a new health publication out with the uplifting idea of having an arts page featuring artists’ reflections on wellness and illness. Thank you Modern Luxury / Medicine + Doctors for featuring Cancer Cyborgs, my fever dream meditation on my mother’s death from ovarian cancer in your premier issue. This work lives in my studio and is a daily reminder of the complexity, beauty and pain of life and death… 

#artandwellness #cancerart #arttherapy #cyborgs #cancercyborg #feverdream #surrealism #threegraces #lifeandart #ovariancancer #motherandson #phillyartist #phillyart #phillystyle #modernluxury #cancersupportcommunity 

July 21st, 2022 Loading Comments...

Wow, thank you @phillymag ! This is unexpected and sooo appreciated~ #philly #bestofphilly #bestofphilly2022 #phillyartist #commissionportrait #sculptureportrait 

July 5th, 2022 Loading Comments...

Monuments to Everyman~
“I embarked on this project to replace the ‘heroes’ we have historically been offered, high up on marble columns, with more personalized, idiosyncratic monuments. Each column begins with containers emptied of my prescriptions, supplements, cremes, beverages, and mints—from the prosaic to the profound, they mark the passage of time and represent life itself. They are then topped with generic Everyman figures used in architectural models. (While Everywoman figures are also made, I gravitate to the men in a reflective act of self-portraiture). Finally, plaster fills the containers to overflowing, transforming the everyday into Art, subsuming the personal with the universal, and creating a new kind of Monument to Everyman.”

Monuments to Everyman, 2021
Installation View
Dimensions variable, as shown 24 x 36 x24”

July 5th, 2022 Loading Comments...


I’ve been listening to a lot of TalkArt podcasts lately and they always wrap up by asking ‘what’s your favorite color?’
I’ve never been able to answer that myself, until yesterday in the studio when it hit me—this particular neon lemon yellow / Pantone safety yellow / fluorescent chartreuse / yellow green / neon lime…
It represents modern life to me, and I love using it as a kind of personal code in my work, juxtaposed with vintage things as if to say ‘I am here’.
I also love it in small doses in accessories, like detailing on a pair of Nikes.

So what’s your favorite color?

📸 Joseph Cornell’s Bird, from Trophies & Souvenirs

July 5th, 2022 Loading Comments...

Summer Daydreams… Monuments to Everyman along the Schuylkill and in front of City Hall, Philadelphia

February 29th, 2020 Loading Comments...

My sculpture PANTHEON is now in the collection of The Hadley, Philadelphia. This restaurant has seriously committed to art, with over 50 works by regional artists installed throughout.  (And they have a seriously good ‘beyond burger’ too!)

December 1st, 2019 Loading Comments...

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