Elaine Wendt

Elaine Wendt

My works are created from a place of curiosity, vulnerability, necessity and courage. As an environmental and geospatial student my pieces reflect a need to understand the mundane through the abstract. My work in remote sensing technologies has given me the unique opportunity to display the world I live in, as seen from satellites while art has given me the opportunity to display the world as seen by my own two eyes in a way that I feel explores the sensitivities often hidden in a technological world. While studying art in 2012, I decided that being an art student and being an artist were two entirely different things and thus began my journey through geography and geospatial technology. The artwork I produce reflects combinations of these disciplines as well as something else entirely that is best described by my paintings themselves.


Coming from a place where words are unhelpful and unnecessary, it is difficult to come up with the right things to say about what my art is, or what it means.  What I want for it to mean, or what I was thinking when a certain piece was created are parts of another world in regard to what you see as you experience them. Knowing that eventually what is understood or experienced from the work that I produce is ultimately determinant on who is seeing it, I can only say that these works are experiments.
It might not so much have to do necessarily with creativity, but expression. It need not be related to an image or a sound, but instead, a feeling or a drive; a non-physical sensation to be explored within the realms of our physical world. To fulfill a desire for fullness, or completeness, oneness is the force that fuels my artwork. Through any and every path that presents itself, it is the ultimate goal of every move that I make in my waking life. But this is not only with regard to art or creativity, but to life and to being alive. When we lose sight of this, we lose sight of reality.

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