09 Apr Profile in State of the Arts—blog cabin by vic
Truly honoured to have my practice profiled on Victoria Ward’s fabulous blog this past February.
“Wendy’s use of materials is harsh and gentle: slate with scratched writing and figures on them, encaustic explorations of tundra and found objects that spoke of ancient domesticity were and still are extraordinary. While I was inclined to love her story about the Antarctic expedition I knew there was something else far more profound about her approach that I found tantalizing. Wendy has a way of putting things together that I feel is neglected in the current cold world of contemporary art. She brings together story, objects, art making and atmosphere with a strong emotional force. Everything, seems worn by hands. The surfaces are all soft and smoothed or scratched. They evoke human frailty. Her work is like poetry but with things, she moves these objects and ideas around like a poet uses words. There is tremendous care taken toward each seemingly vestigial idea; you realize that Wendy works with time as much as anything. For me this is a mark of someone deeply involved in creativity.”
—Victoria Ward, February 2015 http://bit.ly/1HWkSfZ