Metal objects have always fascinated me. I do not know how to work with metal, and those strange things I kept finding possessed a mystery I could not understand. It was both their history as well as the way they were fabricated. I thought that sowing them into a ribbon, juxtaposing with natural objects as well as with my hands might tame them. So in a sense it was a search for the meaning they have, very different from that of more familiar things like my body, nature or fabric and paper.
inkjet printed on Laid Cover Neenah paper, self enclosed carousel accordion,
metal object stitched to the cover
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.