peggy wiedemann

www.peggywiedemann.com

  Trio,  2014, Basketry, 13” X 14” X 17” (3 pieces various sizes)

Trio, 2014, Basketry, 13” X 14” X 17” (3 pieces various sizes)

BIO

Peggy graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Fine Arts, and a broad interest in expanding her knowledge, skills and talent. She experimented in a variety of mediums including oils, pen-and-ink drawing, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. 

As a fiber artist, Peggy uses a wide variety of materials.  She has a strong preference for natural fibers.  She also enjoys personally gathering many of these materials, such as pine needles. To these natural materials, she adds metal, beads and “found” objects to form unique pieces. The play among mind, hands and a host of materials continually stimulates the creative process and leads her work in new directions.  She has an extensive exhibition history in the United States and Peggy is well represented in museums, galleries and private collections.  

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

As a contemporary fiber artist, I have a strong preference for natural fibers and materials.  The shapes, designs and colors in the materials inspire the artwork.  The wonderful thing about using natural materials, such as pine needles, is that they have a life and character of their own.   

 I sometimes like to combine these natural elements with found objects The inter-play among mind, hands and materials continually stimulates the creative process and leads my work in new directions. I want to create designs, shapes and styles that stretch the imagination and react with the senses.

  Paint Brush One,  2017, Basketry, 11” X 10” X 6"

Paint Brush One, 2017, Basketry, 11” X 10” X 6"

  Let Your Imagination Soar , 2017, Basketry, 17" X 30” X 10"   

Let Your Imagination Soar, 2017, Basketry, 17" X 30” X 10"

 

  Batteries Not Included , 2015, Basketry, 10” X 14” X 5” ( 3 pieces various sizes)

Batteries Not Included, 2015, Basketry, 10” X 14” X 5” ( 3 pieces various sizes)