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  Our Water Stories: A Celebration of Door County's Relationship to Water.  “Declining freshwater mussels” Wendy Carpenter  Freshwater mussels are one of the most endangered groups of animals in North America.  My hand weaved acrylic paintings depict the declining journey for the native mussel “Unionid. The native mussels and clams of Lake Michigan are of particular interest to me because of their unique life history, importance to aquatic ecosystems, and use as indicators of change in water and habitat quality.   My mixed media (acrylics and fiber) work is painted on canvas, cut into strips, and hand weaved with an inlay...

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Wendy Carpenter Project Title“Creating Revenue Through the Arts” In 2009 I created a project "Creating revenue through the Arts” to help the indigenous artisans of Guatemala.  My fair trade wage and volunteer teaching time provide a specialized skill and higher standard of living for the indigenous communities. I have a deep respect for how the indigenous people have persevered to preserve their lifestyle. How hard they work and how loyal they can be.  Every winter I work for three months in Antigua, Guatemala designing and sewing apparel with the Mayan women and lapidary work with the men. Together we make jackets and...

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Contemporary fiber wall tapestry, Door County fiber artist, fine art of fiber, Wendy Carpenter -

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  “A Poppy”  A Poppy peddle is the richest orange color of all shades of orange; however, it quickly fades and falls apart after it’s cut from the earth. I saw the expressionism Poppy tapestry design as I played with...

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