How the idea for a Mayan Woman Sculptural portrait came about!

How the idea for a Mayan Woman Sculptural portrait came about!

The Contemporary fine art of fiber wall sculptures and hangings by Wendy Carpenter reveal her personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations. Her work captures the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world.

                                   Wendy Carpenter    “The Mayan Women”

My fiber Mayan fiber portrait represents the Mayan woman of Guatemala. It’s a commemorative work in honor of the indigenous lifestyle and their ability to preserve their traditions. To create my personal expression of the Mayan woman I re-purposed their hand weaved Jaspe’ fabric as my weaving weft, and used female forms along with traditional colors. I created nine sculptures (the women are often in groups) and each sculpture measures 1 foot wide by 4 feet long.


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