Wynde Dyer is an artist, photographer, community builder, performance artist, and founder of local shop ad art space, GoldenRule. Without any formal training, Wynde works from intuition and memory - categorizing bad or good memories within pieces that are made with very meaningful and specific materials. Her paintings are largely made to understand her past and access traumatic memories with greater detail, allowing her pieces of consciousness as work progresses. She describes memories as flooding back from dormant images when used as references for paintings, creating a physical representation psychological space. Much of this categorization is also put towards imagery and how it can be provocative, "safe" or "unsafe." Wynde describes her black and white paintings of colonial architecture to be therapeutic and safe, whereas pieces that reference childhood can feel unsafe. To that point, she is working with those feelings of danger and discomfort to exorcise past demons by creating sand paintings of hurtful words she has been told within the course of her life. Sand works as an important medium due to its personal significance for Wynde, and also serves to create a bright, aesthetically pleasing rendition of content that is not so cheerful. This saturday, Wynde will be making her sand paintings at Place Gallery at 7PM, spreading her freeing works and offering the same therapy to all attending. GoldenRule, the space she founded and helps run, also has regular openings on the first friday of every month that are themed and curated brilliantly! So if you haven't been, don't miss out!
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