artist statement

artist statement

From the artist, Wendy Carpenter...

My contemporary fine art of fiber sculptures and hangings reveal my personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations. My work captures the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world. My primary art work is commission work…Custom designed fiber wall sculpture for large interior wall spaces…Art designs to be viewed from a distance for an interior space that requires visual and acoustic softening.

I start with making my art materials. The process of making my materials (weaving fabric, making paper pulp, stone cutting or collecting found objects) inspires me to create a form based on the character of the materials. I don’t think about whether this finished art piece is practical or will match current colors. I think about what the art collector might feel when viewing their art!

My work delineates the content through a fiber medium that transmits its meaning to the observer. It is a long path from the concept starting in the mind, passing through the fingers, that in turn manipulates the materials into a final form.  Every time an artist works outside the comfort zone… it is a leap of faith!  However, over time, with experience, intuition takes over and creative ideas spark in the mind that in turn flow through the fingers!  


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