Wendy Bredehoft of WLBart is a Laramie, Wyoming based artist who uses mixed media as appropriate for the subject matter, including paper, wood, metal, paint and more to create original artwork that will be on display and for sale at the 6th Biennial Touchstone Laramie Art Exhibition hosted by the Laramie Artists Project.
Wendy has been using a digital microscope to closely examine the physical attributes of plants and flowers as the starting point for creating artwork that is informed by nature’s microscopic details, yet not a scientific rendition. The images seen through the scope can be manipulated by changing the lens power and by slightly turning and moving the plant material on the lens plate. Drawings of these manipulations provide a flattened view of the 3-dimesional layers, including ghost-like forms that appear and disappear during the handling of the plants. The translation of the drawings into the final form of cut paper pulls the imagery back into a subtle 3-dimensional form, the viewing of which is affected by point of view and changing light sources and further enhanced by the reflective, iridescent qualities of the background. She experiences a sense of discovery, wonderment and fulfillment through the process of looking and during the course of creating each panel.
You can see more of Wendy's work online at wlbart.com or wendylemenbredehoft.com.
Wendy is one of the founding members of the Laramie Artists Project and this is her 6th time exhibiting at Touchstone Laramie and her 13th year as part of the Laramie Artists Project. This year she will exhibiting new original work for the 6th Biennial Touchstone Laramie Art Exhibition on November 10th and 11th, 2018 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Laramie, Wyoming.