Lindsey Wohlman

BOULDER, CO

Lindsey Wohlman
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Lindsey Wohlman is a photographer and sculptor residing in Lafayette, Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado Fine Arts program and continually adds to her skills through education and field work. 

Lindsey Wohlman adds a photographic view to historical works of great artistic importance. With the goal of continuing the dialogue of the original artist, she creates work utilizing artists who have inspired and shaped her as an artist. “I feel we must remove art from the vacuum of the moment of creation. By doing so we better understand the work, how it moves through history, and how its story is changes. I work to continue the series and create its own unique dialogue and historical significance. The work must stand on its own.”

She has collaborated with several museums including Denver Museum of Nature and Science and University of Colorado Natural History Museum on an on-going series to create a photographic study based on John James Audubon’s iconic “Birds of America”. Collaborating with large institutions allows her access to cutting edge research leaders and a world class collection rarely available for non-research purposes.

Additional series have been inspired by Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keeffe. Her Warhol series was awarded by the University of Colorado’s Dean of Arts and Sciences with a long term exhibit in the Deans office. It is also the topic of a successful crowd-funding project and was featured on USA Today.

Lindsey has exhibited in several states and outside of the US. She has been invited to shows such as the Governor’s Art Show, Lone Tree Exhibition, and Loveland Sculpture Invitational. Lindsey has work in a variety of public collections including the University of Colorado Special Collections. Herwork can be viewed at www.distilledartdesign.com

ARTIST STATEMENT

My love for birds and drawing has always drawn me to artists who specialized in documenting species through illustration. The "artist's touch" and subsequent interpretation dictates the story of each animal documented and for John James Audubon it is no different. I found myself wondering what would happen if that interpretation was removed and how the overall mood and feel of the work would be altered. This has led me to creating a photographic re-interpretation of Audubon’s Iconic “Birds of America” Through the collaboration of several institutions like the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and University of Colorado Natural History Museum I have come to discover each bird retained an equally beautiful quality in their imperfection. Through their death they carry themselves and the use of photography becomes a conduit of accuracy to them each bird's story.