“Much of the focus behind what I create is to elevate the premise of ‘women’s work’ to visual art. Handwork such as needlepoint and quilting have historically been viewed as a quaint pass-time or a basic utilitarian need. The female gender has held a similar place in history, continually struggling to gain equal footing with our male counterparts. But even when the feminine voice has been muted or ignored, it has always been there, however subversive. Looking closer at the handicrafts of the past this is often evident. My aim is to continue this tradition, using fiber as my medium to have my voice heard.” – Abby Langdon
Abby Langdon is a textile artist who resides in the West side of Cincinnati with her husband, two kids, two dogs, and a cat. Langdon studied photography and fine art, among other things, at Northern Kentucky University. Her textile art, photographs and sculptures have been exhibited in both solo and group shows throughout the region. She is perhaps best known for her work in the indie craft world under the name “abbydid” for her plush creatures. Langdon's plush has appeared in magazines, group exhibits, a myriad of craft shows across the country and is owned by collectors around the world. Most recently she has been exploring the art of millinery.
Contact Abby at firstname.lastname@example.org