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Lyz Wendland

Statement

Collecting from the natural world and influence of architecture, my work explores the abstract gestures beneath the organic and structural. I observe my presence to these spaces through sketching. Elements of these sketches lead to my larger works, a layered process of painting utilizing acrylic and gouache on paper.

Grounded in an interplay of color and shape, a visual language between two-dimensional and three-dimensional segments is formed.  By recalling my encounters, the work assembles momentary glimpses and memories of landscape in space.  Through these explorations, the work confronts viewers’ assumptions about space and place, while casting familiar landscapes into new contexts.