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. 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. If you want to see more of my artwork check out my website: WendyFranzen.com
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I’m using an old wagon wheel as the framework for a map of Fort Collins inspired by a historical document from the 1890’s.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! This 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.