I was lucky to be born into an artistic family. My mother, Patricia Wedin, is a very talented sculptor, painter, and all-around creative type of person. From the beginning I was surrounded with art materials and encouraged to express myself creatively. Art was both my solace and my joy. When I felt lonely or afraid, I would retreat into drawing and painting, and art also brought me great pleasure.
Today is my mother’s 87th birthday, and I thought I would take this opportunity to show you some of her work. Her exquisite abstract sculptures were painstakingly chiseled out of exotic hardwoods and marble. It took many months for her to create each one. These pieces are from the 1960s and 70s, and bear in mind that they are large. I remember coming home from school and finding her in the front yard every day, patiently tap, tap, tapping away at a huge hunk of wood or stone.
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P.S. – You can also find her on Facebook!
Happy Birthday, Mom!