Fabric dyed water on paper
Dimensions: 61cm (H) x 45.7cm (W) x 0.3cm (D) / 24" (H) x 18" (W) x 0.12" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
To make watermarks, Wendy submerges large sheets of paper into various sized and shaped containers of dyed water. The process flows organically as a conversation with both the materials and the elements of design (color, form, line, space, size), where her hand is guiding and allowing, but it’s the water that leaves the mark.
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Artists to Follow if You Like Mark RothkoMark Rothko comes from a generation of 20th-century artists who revolutionised abstract art in the 1950s. Like many artists of the modern art era, he did not exclusively adhere to a singular art style; his early works saw his artistic expression move through urban scenery, figuration, and surrealism before entering the world of abstraction. The 1940s marked his transition into abstract art, visually eliminating representational interpretation in his artistic expression. Rothko eventually developed his iconic style of colour field paintings, which depicted large planes of flat solid colour across a surface. Although the art style faced a decline in the 1960s, Mark Rothko's essence and colour field paintings continue to live on through contemporary artists. This week, The Artling has put together a series of artworks by artists who continue developing and conveying the expressive potential of colour in their artworks. Debra Ramsay
March 09, 2021
Based in: New Hampshire
Wendy's watermarks evolved as a reaction against the sterile environment she found as a graphic designer working on the computer with the expectations of perfection that are a part of creating with today’s technology. While staying true to her roots as a designer, she found a more sensual process of working—one that connected heart, head, and hands, while also serving as a method for expressing her lived experience.
To make watermarks, she submerges large sheets of paper into various sized and shaped containers of dyed water. The process flows organically as a conversation with both the materials and the elements of design (color, form, line, space, size), where her hand is guiding and allowing, but it’s the water that leaves the mark. This imperfect and unpredictable process allows for surprises and is a practice in giving up control and working with the way things are. For her, the marks become visual representations of a felt experience; and also a bit like a Rorschach test because they can be many different things to the viewer.
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