Nature Inspired Works of Art

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Cleo Wolfus has a tactile approach to art making. Her sculptural collection of paintings are object assemblages of textiles, beads, and artificial plants. She is inspired by nature and hand work craft history. Conceptually, Cleo enjoys playing with what is considered real and fake in painting. Her illusion work of repurposing textile clippings to look like flora/fauna gives the impression of something more magical than its parts. She uses drip applications of acrylic gels, incorporated with hand sewing techniques for sculptural effects and surface texture. By reweaving scraps, Cleo shares her love of handcrafts in her paintings and celebrates artisan, decorative things.

All are invited to visit with Cleo during First Friday Art Walk on March 3rd, 5-8 pm. In addition to Cleo’s assemblage works, her jewelry will also be on display through April.



Complementary works by Summer Lewis and Darlene Southworth will also be on display in March and April.