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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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Abstracting the natural world often appears in my fiber sculptures and hangings. I believe my connection to nature started in my childhood, nature was as a refuge...a way to escape the chaos and emotional confusion living with my family dynamics. I often sought out solitude in the woods, along side a lake bank, or up a tree! I distinctly remember setting up a home on a rocky bluff edge! In my child make-believe mind, each level, nook, and cranny represented a room in my peaceful home. I found much solace, acceptance, connection to the forms, smells, colors, and textures. Nature provides much solace and acceptance...

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