/ 2020 / Nature / Trees
States of Grace - the Wisdom of Trees
I illuminate impressions of suspended light on the sinuous elegance of organic forms, preserving the visual poetry of vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment. Photographed intuitively and informed by a background in painting, these ethereal moments are layered with color and texture, printed on vellum and gilded with white gold on verso, creating a luminosity that varies as the viewer's position and ambient light transition. My process infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the subjects with the sanctity of the precious metal - insuring each print is a unique object of reverence.
Wendi Schneider illuminates impressions of grace with precious metals on translucent papers preserving vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment. Her process infuses the artist’s hand and suffuses the subjects with luminosity and the spirituality of gold, insuring each print is a unique object of reverence. Her work is held in permanent collections at New Orleans Museum of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum, Center for Creative Photography, and Auburn University Library. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography, Arnika Dawkins, Catherine Couturier, Rick Wester, Vision Gallery.
Awards 2020 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3) – Nature/Trees – Gold
2019 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography – Gold
2018 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) – Fine Art Landscape, Bronze
2018 Moscow International Photo Awards – Nature, Bronze
2018 American Photography 34
2017 Gala Awards – Urban & Rural Landscape, First Place
2017 The Center For Fine Art Photography – Animalia, Director’s Selection
2017 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – International Exhibit, Third Place: Nature
2016 9th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards – Single Image, Nude/Figure
2016 San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature – First Place
2016 International Color Awards – Wildlife, 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence
2014 Black & White Magazine – Best Single Image, Animals