New Jersey needs a State Fiber Artist. Gotta be Amy Wilson.

New Jersey has a State shell, the Knobbed Whelk. A state animal, the Horse. State bird, Eastern Goldfinch. State bug, Honeybee. State butterfly, the Black Swallowtail (status tirelessly advocated for by my friend Jeannie Geremia). State fish, Brook  State tree, Northern Red Oak. Even a state dinosaur, Hadrosaurus foulkii, he (or she) making world history 159 years ago in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

But now we need a State Fiber Artist. And it should be Amy Wilson of Jersey City, New Jersey, a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in NYC since 2005. At the moment, she’s running a Twitter poll for her next project; 22 hours left to vote (I voted for Norcross, because of course I did). And her JC-flavored bid-rig hat (above) was already my favorite thing).

But this … thissssss … Has Menendez seen this?

Amy’s work will be at the JC West Side Holiday Craft Fair Saturday the 9th of December. 

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