Wendy loves to draw trees. I don't know why, but there it is. She especially loves to paint her trees onto glass and then do funky things to the glass, thus creating one-of-a-kind sculptures. Here are a couple.
In this sculpture, Wendy included metal foil and copper wire fused between layers of glass, dichroic glass accents, and sculptural etching on the back. Pretty unusual, I'd say. (It sold right away.)
This tree is even more whimsical, with its blue, yellow, orange, and red glass frit curving around the tree. This is Wendy's most popular interpretation of the tree. Each time she makes one (they are all different, of course), they sell.
JUDY: Passionate about art from childhood, I love both creating art and admiring others' art. I've been a fused glass artist for two years, after teaching high school English for twelve years. I love playing with whimsical designs and free-flowing pieces, such as mosaics, as well as the geometric precision of pieces inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and Josef Albers.
WENDY: Art has always terrified me. The
self-inflicted pressures of creating something beautiful, perfect,
meaningful, and forever lasting is quite a toll to measure up to. Art
is often an intimate experience, easily allowing the uneasy feelings of
vulnerability. It is only in this journey of acceptance and finding the
courage to let go that allows that which is within to come forth. In
not only accepting the imperfect but appreciating and fully embracing
it, I am able to move forward with my work, freely relishing the joy
and freedom that creativity yields. It is this perpetual tug-of-war
between the controlled and wild freedom that my work teeters upon. Art
in any form is my passion, and it is my great pleasure to share it with