6. Wendy Wischer

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6. Wendy Wischer 

Wendy Wischer considers herself someone who has always made art. Wischer explains, "I have come to realize that there is nothing else I can do. Suceed or fail, I make art." Interested in exploring boundaries, both conceptually and visually, her work is most recognized for its introspective take on fusing nature with technology.


Working with sculptural objects, installations, video, photography, and digital media, the artist has a particular interest in the way environments work and transforming them. "I explore the diverse realm between the physical and the imaginary, sensual and virtual existence. With a concentration on environments, my interests in light lies in the fluidity of the medium," claims Wischer. 
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Incandescence

With light being a main inspiration behind her work, Wischer states: "It is both tangible and intangible at the same time. Light is performance by nature yet when projected on a flat surface it becomes a two dimensional image." One of her more laborious sculptures, Incandescence, incorporates coated Styrofoam, thousands of mirror tiles, and light reflected throughout the room.

The play between technology and nature in her work is also attributed to the influence that rural and urban environments provide. Wischer has lived in both settings, and as a result, aspires to direct awareness to the smaller things in life or as she puts it, "the sacred within the mundane and the monumental within the minute." But environment isn't the only element playing a large role in her work. Deeply personal undertones stream through Wischer's work and allow her to exhibit aesthetically complex work created with a minimal approach. 

Speaking of the art community in her city Wischer says, "I think the Miami art scene is special because of the diversity of artists and the diverse backgrounds they bring to the community." She will continue to show in prominent shows this year, adding to her already large roster of exhibitions and awards. Wischer's work can be viewed on her site

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Charmed
1. List five things that inspire you. 

-Light (all forms)
-Amazing stories
-Staring at the sky
-Disco balls
-TED.com 

2. What was your last big project?

Liquid Measures, a public art piece on Miami Beach. 

3. What's your next big project?

I will be exhibiting in the Florence Biennale at the end of this year.

4. Why do you do what you do?

I am unexplainably compelled to make things. 

5. What's something you want Miami to know about you?

I miss it when I'm not there. 

What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?

Keep guessing.

The Creatives so far:

7. Lucas Leyva
8. Jen Stark
9. Adler Guerrier

10. Susan Lee-Chun
11. Andres and Diego Meza-Valdes
12. Beatriz Monteavaro
13. Timothy Buwalda
14. Edwidge Danticat
15. Juraj Kojs
16. Cat Dove
17. Campbell McGrath
18. Frances Trombly
19. Jose Mertz
20. Emma Trelles
21. Pablo Cano
22. Natasha Tsakos

23. Freegums
24. Aurora Natrix
25. Gean Moreno
26. Yaddyra Peralta
27. Barron Sherer

28. Brigid Baker
29. Daniel Fila
30. McLaine Oberhellmann
31. Fro Rojas
32. Annie Hollingsworth
33. Preston Allen
34. Cristina Molina
35. David Josef Tamargo
36. Jillian Mayer

37. Alfonso Vega
38. Natasha Lopez de Victoria
39. Aholsniffsglue

40. Heather Maloney
41. Jorge Rubiera
42. Elaine Lancaster
43. Nick Duckart
44. Danielle Estefan
45. John Dufresne
46. Monica Lopez de Victoria
47. Bill Bilowit
48. Alette Simmons-Jimenez
49. Tawnie Silva
50. Ginger Bardot
51. Jonathan David Kane
52. Naomi Fisher
53. Rocky Grimes
54. Teresa Barcelo
55. Paul Tei
56. Lee Materazzi
 
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