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Wendi Schneider

States of Grace | The Patina Collection

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I’m driven by a search for grace and the elusive glow of flow of the creative process; when the awareness of time and space disappear, the senses align, and my eyes and essence are engaged. It’s an obsession – calming and centering, exciting and enchanting. I crave the concentrat­ion and connection that comes with looking intensely for the essence of a subject and photograph intuitivel­y to capture what I feel, as much as what I see.

I purchased a camera in the early 1980s to reference models for my oil paintings. Mesmerized by the possibilit­ies of the photograph­ic art form and the alchemy of the darkroom, yet missing the sensuousne­ss of oils, I began to layer oils on my photograph­s. This process laid the groundwork for the layering and gilding that would become the foundation of the ‘States of Grace’ series, begun in 2012."

- Wendi Schneider

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Wendi Schneider © All rights reserved.
Cypress, 2017. Pigment ink on kozo over white gold leaf. Wendi Schneider © All rights reserved.
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