Wendy Carpenter weaves large-scale fiber sculptures and mixed media wall hangings, revealing a personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations and executed through form, color, and tactile materials.
"4-elements of science-Earth, Water, Air, Fire” fiber wall hanging is from a series entitled "Collection of Contrasts" by Wendy Carpenter and the late Isabel Beaudoin…a unique collaboration of creative works over a five year period! It measures 8.5 feet long, 3.8 feet wide, and extends 4 inches out from the wall. It is hand weaved on a cotton inlay warp threading. Each paper inlay section is hand made with a cotton pulp, cast into a plaster mold (created by Isabel) and air-brushed with an acrylic finish.
The late Isabel Beaudoin taught art in the Green Bay school for many years. Struggling with Parkinson’s disease Isabel inquired with me to repurpose her paintings, cast paper, and copper repousee. I cut Isabel’s work into strips and recreated a series of hand weaved fiber wall sculptures and hangings! “Four Elements of Science- Earth, Water, Air, Fire” wall hanging is the last art piece created through this unique collection. Quoted in the Gannett paper, “These are two career artists who are not inclined to work in a prescribed technique.” My work reveals a personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations and executed through form, color, and tactile materials.