Presenting a tasty tidbit about artist Johnny Swing that our writer couldn’t fit into our October/November 2017 print issue.
Master welder Johnny Swing lived and worked in New York City for 13 years before bringing his curvaceous coin-based furniture to rural southern Vermont. “New York is a hard place for artists,” Swing says. “My mother was a painter. I was always discouraged by her innumerable excuses for not making art. So at a young age I pledged that I was never going to not make art. I had junkies for roommates. I lived in a burned out studio. None of that mattered. I can make art under any circumstances.”
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