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Mary Ann de Buy Wenniger
Collagraph Printmaking Apron Series
" I let my intuition, the all encompassing inner voice guide my work."
A Sampling of my Work Collagraphs Encaustics Oil Paintings
Poppies are my favorite flower. It came up faithfully in our Manchester Massachusetts garden. Mace photographed me drawing on our ancient lithographic stone sitting right in the middle of the poppy patch even though the wind was blowing fiercely. You see the result. But making a stone litho is arduous. This piece has also been printed on the handmade paper I made after my trip to Japan to learn papermaking.
Clothing & Vestments
Studious women in my day were called blue stocking. Obviously, studious women come with many colors today. I had fun painting this with oil paints draped over a pretend line.
Bakers island was not very far from a harbor where we lived 50 years ago. It's a privately owned island by the Bakers. A funny story, a guy came to our back door in Manchester and held up some keys and said "did you lose some keys?" and I said no, but who are you?It turned out he was the lighthouse keeper. We called the lighthouse horn, Mrs. Baker’s cow.
I pictured a person feeling so fully alive that she or he kicked up in the air and laughed out loud. The flowers are artificial, but personify a let go and have fun attitude. Happy Go Lucky, one of the many aprons in my series.