fay wood

Fine art sculpture using unique found objects has attracted Fay Wood since 1965, when she was living in the San Francisco Bay area and saw the colorful mixed media sculpture made by artists from objects lying on the shores of the Bay. They were fantastic, noisy, beautiful figurative works with great sense of humor and form…..Wood has never forgotten them.    As an art student at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Mass.USA, Wood began studying oil painting, but on meeting a sculptor who encouraged her to make carved wood, she began what has become a love of  found object assemblage. In 1992, she began combining found objects and mixed media with the cherry wood carvings she had been doing – and has never stopped.

Wood uses wood objects, metal, layered found rag paper over metal and wire, texture, and paint and beeswax for a finish. She makes works that have permanence and are unique –   She follows a quote by Virginia Woolf…..”Arrange whatever pieces come your way”.

Her Exhibition History is extensive, including the Biennale Dell Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, she has been invited to return in 2019; Cologne, Germany: Albany Institute of History & Art, Museum of Art & Design, NYC; the National Sculpture Society & Brookgreen Gardens, where she won the Proskauer Prize for sculpture, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Salmagundi Club,NYC. Her work is found in private  & corporate collections in the USA and Europe.

Wood is a Member of the International Sculpture Society, National Sculpture Society, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Orangenius,  and shows her work regularly in the Hudson Valley of New York, and online. You can see more of her work at   https://www.faywoodstudio.com