I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life, and currently call Portland, Oregon my home. I’ve spent years working with marginalized and underserved populations, developing and delivering programs for all ages/abilities and grounding participants in their communities via collaborative and inclusive projects. Presently, my work follows two paths: one is my activism, the other is social experimentation and self-actualization. As I refine my practice, I find the two increasingly intertwining.
I studied painting in a formal environment, but for the last three years I have been working three dimensionally using costume, sculpture, and performance to examine identity, community, memory and perception, systems, and ritual. I enjoy creating characters and performances that give shape to the intangible and allow me to act outside myself as conduit and catalyst for my chosen communities. I want to draw viewers into my circle as participants, and create experiences that act as entry points into dialogue and discovery.
Collaborators, supporters, and those with custom orders are encouraged to contact me at wendi.y.anderson_at_gmail_dot_com
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