Photo Galleries > 2013 Auction "Reflections" (15) > julie wagner.jpg
ARTIST’S STATEMENT: I grew up roaming the woods of the northeast, collecting bugs, leaves and flowers. I have always loved drawing what I see on my walks and translating these images to my artworks. I still often return home with wasp’s or bird’s nests, seed pods, abandoned shells of cicadas or other bugs. Then, in my studio, I make paintings, paper sculpture and artist’s books using my drawings, images of natural forms, scientific diagrams, and maps. I do oil transfer drawings on handmade Japanese paper, tear the pages into small pieces which I then glue up to make vessels and book pages. I am exploring metamorphosis, patterns of growth and decay, and “maps” of the natural world.
ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY: I was born in Wisconsin and grew up on the east coast. After earning a BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College and a MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, I worked in New York City for 5 years. I moved to northern New Mexico in 1972, where I have lived and worked ever since. My work is in private and public collections in the United States and Europe.