Voices of the Delta: Wayne Amedee

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: Delta 59, Exhibitions, Image, Museum, Voices of the Delta

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Wayne Amedee, born in White Castle, Louisiana, lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, Chrysalis XII, 2016, digital imagery, paper collage, foil, and acrylic on paper, 39.5 x 28 inches

My most recent body of work is Chrysalis, a group of collages with acrylic paint, foil candy wrappers, small photos, and fragments of written text. In 2013, I found my late wife’s collection of foil candy wrappers. I didn’t know that she had been collecting them over more than 20 years. I knew I needed to incorporate this foil into artwork, more than just recycling. Secreted away into these works are images of her hands and her handwritten notes. While it began as a personal reflection for myself only, I realized over time that it needed to be shared.

– Wayne Amedee

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