St. Pete, FL
Fairgrounds St. Pete Project
Florida Family Picnic, mixed media, wire sculpture, Acrylic paint, wire screen mesh, string, found objects
Judy Vienneau’s Florida Family Picnic is reminiscent of her family’s canoe trips along the Hillsborough river and rivers of North Central Florida. Judy recalls, “we would stop on the river banks to eat our lunch. Nature’s beauty thriving in harmony along the river was breathtaking, and that harmony is the theme of this piece. With the exception of a raccoon swinging from a rope swing, all of this wildlife and plant life I have personally seen/experienced on the river.”
Judy Vienneau is a mixed media artist who lives and works in St. Pete, FL. Her work explores the world of 3D mixed media sculpture with a finely tuned graphic sensibility. The twisted representational wire forms are infused with a bold linear thrust, informed with a commentary on contemporary times. By combining training in traditional sculptural techniques in metal, clay and stone with a concurrent background in graphic design and illustration, Judy demonstrates her expertise as a wire sculptor and recalls Alexander Calder. Her most recent body of work combines Acrylic paintings, collage and fabric as backgrounds for wire figures; these new works also depict her love of social commentary. Vienneau describes her wire sculpture technique as “drawing in space”. Judy has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston. She has exhibited in galleries and juried exhibitions throughout Florida and the Northeast. Her artwork is part of private and public collections nationally.
7 Questions with FLORIDARAMA artist Judy Vienneau on the Fairgrounds St. Pete blog