Fort Collins Museum of Art



I have a sculpture in the new show at the Fort Collins Museum of Art. The exhibit runs from July 25 through September 28. My piece, Portal to the Past, is based on a map of Fort Collins from the 1890’s. I went scavenging for a wagon wheel to frame the map and came across this wheel with this triangular piece attached.Fort-Collins-Sculpture I immediately envisioned the triangle shape as our Old Town Fort Collins. The triangle gave me my scale for the map. The knitted wire represents the Poudre River.WFranzen_Portal-to-the-Past If you want to see more of my artwork check out my website: WendyFranzen.comPortal-to-the-pastD2

Works in Progress

Despite the flurry of spring-cleaning, creative projects are still going on, but nothing is finished. Here are a few previews of projects in the works.

The first is a sculpture project. I have been sewing so much that my fine art practice has been set aside. However, I have an opportunity in July to show a piece at the Fort Collins Museum of Art. This is a photo of the project in progress.


I’m using an old wagon wheel as the framework for a map of Fort Collins inspired by a historical document from the 1890’s.


I am also knitting as usual while watching movies with my husband. We have been watching a BBC program called Ripper, (taking place in era of Jack the Ripper) and yes, I have had to rip out quite a few rows! Shibui-Mix-#28-VestThis pattern is Shibui No. 28, and all I have left is to sew up the seams, and add a few buttons. I do that part in daylight so I need to find the time, and I will soon post the finished vest.