For a long time I have been collecting found little metal objects, whose history and sometimes purpose were unknown to me. I have used these pieces in many of my works dealing with issues of time and transience. In this book, whose pages are made out of Polish linen, I have stitched one or two objects to each page suggesting a narrative.
mixed media on linen, Polish linen, found metal objects, linen thread, gesso, black ink
Beata Wehr is a visual artist and educator from Warsaw, Poland. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, traveling back to Europe every year.
She graduated from the Warsaw University in Poland with an M.A. degree in art history in 1982 and from the University of Arizona with an M.F.A. in painting/combined media in 1999. She paints and creates artist’s books, examining in her work the ideas of home, place, time, transience and multicultural experiences. Her works were shown in international and national exhibitions and are included in over 50 public collections in the USA and abroad.