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Wendy Franklin

A fresh and exuberant presence in the contemporary art scene, artist Wendy Franklin is redefining and reestablishing the role of fiber art through the finest galleries in the country. Using centuries-old techniques which involve intricate layering of individualfibers she transforms raw materials into yards of luminous color. Rooted in the global tradition of textile art with a pursuit to elevate the medium to new levels, Franklin’s tactile creations speak to both the strengths and fragilities of the human condition. Her dedication to natural materials and processes paired with an innovative application of compelling color and design have placed her solidly within the fine art realm.

Wendy Franklin is perhaps most well known for her celebrated Bar Collective Series. These innovative installations of fiber wrapped wooden/steel bars offer an excitingalternative to the rectangle confines of the wall painting. Inspired by the vertical motif offence posts these sculptural forms symbolically represent the barriers whichsimultaneously keep us confined and protected from the outside. Franklin’s work is exhibited in several galleries across the country and has been included in multipleindividual and corporate collections including Barnes and Thornburg, Bedel Financial and Community North Hospitals.

Permanent Collections & Installations

-Renaissance Electronics (subsidiary of Delta Dental), Indianapolis, INSt. Mary’s Hospital and Health System, Evansville, IN
-The Hospice House, Evansville, IN
-Community North Hospital Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN

-Connor Reporting, Indianapolis, IN
-Barnes and Thornburg Corporate Office Executive Boardroom, Indianapolis, INBedel Financial, Indianapolis,IN
-Carmel Clay Schools, Carmel, IN

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Dance by the light of the moon Silk/Acrylic 48x48

Dance by the light of the moon
Silk/Acrylic
48x48

Ritual Wool/Silk 30x30

Ritual
Wool/Silk
30x30

Water Touched Wool/Silk 30x30

Water Touched
Wool/Silk
30x30

Merge to One Silk/Acrylic 36x36

Merge to One
Silk/Acrylic
36x36

Paper Boats Silk/Acrylic 36x36

Paper Boats
Silk/Acrylic
36x36

Moving Along Silk/Acrylic 12x12

Moving Along
Silk/Acrylic
12x12

Almost Serene Silk/Wool 12x12

Almost Serene
Silk/Wool
12x12