Wendy Carpenter’s hand weaved fiber sculptures and hangings reveal a personal expressionism style derived from borderline “abstract-literal” interpretations, executed through form, color, and tactile materials.
For one winter Carpenter lived in southern Utah…land of the ancient Pueblo peoples. A ranger station, that Carpenter frequented regularly, found an artifact piece of clothing from the Anasazi period (12 Century BCE). The cloth was made during the Early Basketmaker ll Era. The amazement with the Anasazi culture inspired me to create a paper and fabric art collage representing this artifact.
The ash wood frame, stained with a gray tint, measures 2 feet wide, 3 long, 4 inches deep. The paper art form is constructed with a cotton pulp, applied pigment, and incorporated with hand weaved wool fabric.