Aspen Golann: Building without Boundaries
Aspen Golann was intensely curious and determined from the start. At 8 or 9, she remembers leaving early for school to sketch an interesting house on her street. Inspired by Aspen’s determination, her art teacher volunteered to teach the young artist the fundamentals of forced perspective.
At an alternative high school in Massachusetts, Golann took graduate-level art classes on the side, studying life drawing (human figures), mostly because it was the hardest type of drawing. “I really like to throw myself into the deep end, into these humbling experiences,” she says.
After college Golann spent a few years teaching art at an alternative high school, much like the one she attended, and working on a farm part-time. When she became interested in weaving, she started at the beginning. She bought a sheep, learned how to raise it and shear it, then how to dye and weave wool, and finally, made her…