Wendy Weiss

Wendy Weiss

Artist
Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Biography

Wendy was a member of the Textiles Faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a past director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.  Her areas of interest include textile design and woven and non-woven textile construction.  She is a Fulbright Award Recipient.

 

Artist Statement

It turns out we’re landscape artists.  What a surprise.  Not for Wendy, who loves trees, lots of them, and walks dogs through them whenever she can.  But we’re collaborators and when collaborating we adopt elements of each other’s aesthetic as material in our work.  This surprises and invigorates.  In Waterline, we’re taking elements we’ve extracted from the local environment, tree shapes, natural dyes, recycled and dirt cheap lumber, a satellite dish motor, thrift store electronics, monofilament and nylon rods, and restored a semblance of the natural.  The hints come from the materials themselves; the wood grain patterns in floor unde4rlayment sugge4sst trees beyond the trees they came from.  And the hints come from each other. The hollowed tree shape looks uncannily like the rough drawings of winter trees Wendy made in 2010, but they did not flow from those drawings.  And the umbilical connections?  It’s collaborative.

 

Medium
Fiber / Textiles
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Crista Ann Ames
Jen Bockelman
Shannon Brock
Mandy Deal
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Camille Hawbaker
Amy Jarding
Kate Running
Amy Schmierbach
Amanda Smith
Chris Taylor
Wendy Weiss
Jan
03
1/3/20 to 2/28/20
Fiber / Textiles

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