Visitors can examine the two sides of the artist in her solo exhibit "Dreams and Reality" at the
" 'Dreams and Reality' is a theme, not only in my art, but in life as well.
"I consider my engineering day job my 'reality' and my art my 'dream,' " Wood said.
After following her father into aerospace engineering, Wood returned to college to "dabble" in art as a hobby. Once hidden inside the walls of her home at the base of
She finds inspiration in the world around her. The canopy of trees shading her home led to the wide-eyed pixie-like woodland creatures. The machines surrounding the
Art journals: I like the idea of taking an old book and doing different things to it. I started journaling about my art, combining words and pictures. The journals are like the beginning of a painting. It is a way to experiment. I am braver in my journals than I am on canvas. The journals have led to the
Girl series: Each of the paintings in the Girl series has an eyepiece. This is me trying to meld the two sides of myself -- the mechanical, engineering side and the need to create. For me, the eyepieces represent how I see part of the world as an engineer.
For individuals interested in art journaling, Wood will hold a workshop
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