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I was born to a carpenter and an artist/activist/homemaker in Indiana, right smack-dab in the middle of the middle class and white America. I am number 7 of 8. On a really good day my mother called me Wendaferd. I have four caged birds and they still sing, and 3 four legged kids, Birdi, Woodi and Earnest. I am an artist and the founder of SUGAR. I have studied architectural technology, violin making, restoration, and repair, as well as art preservation.

All of these variables have become characteristics in my work, as well as "tip toeing" around the fragility of balancing politics and religion, fine art and crafts.

photo by Crystal Gwyn (L Magazine)