Wendy Lee Gadzuk is a mixed-media assemblage artist and musician, living and working in East Oakland. Wendy grew up an only child in the suburbs of Washington D.C. The solitude of being a "latchkey kid" of divorced parents combined with the visual and mental stimulation of traveling Europe during her formative years created fertile ground for dark ideas. Her love of the beautiful and the ornate led her to study jewelry and metalsmithing at University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Wendy's current work has evolved from a background equally routed in jewelry and metalsmithing, costume design, a love for Gothic architecture, natural forms, mysticism, flea markets, and rock'n roll. Using a wide range of techniques and materials, including animal bones, cat claws, doll parts, leather scraps, fabric, metal, vintage jewelry and various found objects, she strives to create an intimate world that illustrates the beauty of the dark side.
Giving new life to that which has been discarded, the transformed materials create altar-like forms that speak of innocence, loss, life, death, decay, and the dusty, shimmery shadows that are sometimes left behind.
Wendy's work has been featured in several online and print publications, including, most recently, the Oakland Tribune and Eclectix.com.
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