Natural Repetition: Boston Harbor Rockweed

By Wendy Wolf

“Living within urban and suburban communities, constructed landscapes have been my primary experience with nature. I create a record of a fleeting moment, reproducing leaves that have been altered by weather or bugs, and preserve them through reproduction.

The rise of public art (graffiti to some) in Philadelphia in recent years has been so exciting and inspiring to me. As I create my Natural Repetition series, one step of my process results in these digital black-line shapes from actual scans of leaves. I see these as growing my own flora within the urban environment.”

Wendy Wolf creates obsessive repetitive artwork inspired by language and leaves. She was born in 1974 in New York State, received her BFA in Printmaking from Alfred University, and moved to Philadelphia, PA in 2003 to complete her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She currently lives in Newton, MA and works in her studios in Philadelphia, PA and Waltham, MA. Utilizing processes she developed for herself in printmaking, Wendy has focused on painting and works from paper since 2005.