Title: Turtle Remnants from Arkansas
Medium: Mixed media
Size: 8' x 12' x 10'
Wicke received her Associate Degree from Westark Community College, Ft. Smith, Arkansas; her BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and has continued her studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has been Graduate Assistant in 2-D and 3-D Design and Teaching Assistant in 3-D Design at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Previously, she was Jewelers Assistant for Bruce Teschner, Boulder, Colorado and Graphic Designer for the advertising agency Griffin Graphics, Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Storytelling is the backbone of her working process, where she weaves one memory with another to create multi-layered, non-linear tales that foster engagement through ambiguity. Her metaphorical landscapes are the synthesis of stories, experiences, and ideas, consisting of individual sculptural elements that can be seen in the form of installation or combined with spoken text in performance. Through repetition and labor, materials are fused and transformed into a new identity where they speak with two voices, one of actual materiality and one of metaphor based on the new form.
Her selected exhibitions include: New Graduates Exhibit, John Summers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1993; It Tumped Over, Boulder Artists Gallery, Boulder, Colorado, 1993; Nux Vomica, Spark Gallery, Denver, 1992; BFA Show, Sibelle Wolle Fine Art Gallery, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992; Performances - International Women's Week, Sibelle Wolle Fine Art Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992; Black Room Installation Space, Sibelle Wolle Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992; White Room Installation Space, Sibelle Wolle Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1991; and Arkansas River Valley Show, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Russelville, Arkansas, 1989.