Found objects, reverse oil painting glass, wire, vintage walnut frame, beeswax
16” x 18” x 3”
Unlike the “post-studio” techniques of some contemporary artists, Fay Wood uses
a meticulous, process-oriented approach to her work and a willingness to work by hand to give new life and meaning to found materials by transforming them into art.
A recipient of The National Sculpture Society’s Proskauer Prize for Non Traditional Sculpture, invited to exhibit at the Florence Biennale, Florence ,Italy, the Rhine-Hudson Bridge collaboration in Cologne, Germany, as well as an extensive exhibition history in this country, she has this year had her work selected to show at the “Time, Space, Existence Exhibition in the 2018 Architectural Biennale in Venice, Italy. Wood uses a variety of materials ~ found metal, wire, paper, paint, found wood, found vintage materials, theater lighting gels - as Virginia Woolf said “Arrange whatever pieces come your way”, something Wood takes to heart.
She has been making art for over fifty years, first as a painter, then beginning in 1970, sculpting in wood. She now has six portfolios- Painting on Canvas, Reverse Oil Painting on Glass, Drawing, Watercolors of her animals, Collage, and Sculpture using found objects and many of the techniques used in the other five.
With a keen sense of design and humor, she attempts to help people see objects
combined to create new meanings.