Spiritwind Art Gallery Sedona: Wendy Salin Figurative Bronze Sculpture
Spiritwind Gallery

Wendy Salin
Figurative Bronze Sculpture

Wendy Salin Awakening

Awakening
Wendy Salin
Limited Edition Bronze
21" x 10" x 9"

The paths to becoming an artist are as many as those who create it, and with some it begins at a very early age. Such was the case with Wendy Salin. When she found herself interested in Barbie's cars and furniture, more than she was in the doll itself, Wendy knew she was a designer. It was only, from there, to determine what kind.

Growing up in Los Angeles Wendy was fortunate to experience much of the art and culture that city had to offer. From museums to Disneyland, while still in her youth, Wendy found fascination with form and motion. Though her gift for drawing was exceptional Wendy's real joy lied beyond it. In everything she saw, Wendy was captivated with its proportion, form and balance. She forever loved to design and build things.

Wendy's design career began shortly after high school with aircraft pioneer, Al Moody, in the fabrication division of Avtek Aircraft Corp. It only followed course that she soon learned to fly and clocked many hours in the air. She also came to recognize the value and importance of a good design education. Wendy accomplished this at the prestigious Art Center College of Design where she ultimately earned a scholarship with the Ford Motor Company.

Wendy Salin Men In Motion

Men In Motion
Wendy Salin Bronze - Edition of 50
'Grace' - 12.5" x 8" x 8.5"
'Flight' -  14.5" x 11" x 8"
'Balance' - 14.5 x 7" x 7"

Wendy Salin Triumph

Moonsong
Wendy Salin
Limited Edition Bronze
18" x 10" x 10"

During the years that followed Wendy was privileged to work with several distinguished designers. Included among these were Chares Pelly, of Designworks-Transportation, and Kohei Eguchi of Duospace, concept designers for Panasonic and Casio. "Through these professional associations," says Wendy, "I learned precisely what determines truly exceptional design: proportion, scale, balance, rhythm, simplicity and integrity. These characteristics are core to creating compelling 3-dimensional forms and it is these that I apply to figurative bronze sculpture."

Wendy has since left behind the world of commercial design and dedicated her passion to sculpting the human form. "Before accomplishing this goal," she says, "I had to go back to the beginning. I had to learn about anatomy, human locomotion and life drawing. It was very humbling". She continued her education at Loveland Academy and Scottsdale Artists School where she studied with esteemed artists such as cowboy sculptor, John Coleman and the husband and wife team of Linda and Dave Elder.

Wendy Salin
Wendy Salin Wave Dancer
The Offering & Wave Dancer

The Offering
Wendy Salin Bronze
Edition of 35
25" x 14" x 13"

Wendy Salin The Offering

The Offering & Wave Dancer
-The Pair -

Wendy Salin What Might Have Been
Wendy Salin What Lies Ahead

What Lies Ahead
Wendy Salin
Limited Edition Bronze
22" x 11" x 9"

Wendy Salin Moonsong

Wendy Salin has indeed done her homework, yet will never cease to learn. After many years of dedication and study, she now creates the type of work she wants--sculptures that live. "I am very passionate about creating figurative sculptures that celebrate the human spirit," explains Wendy. "They're the precious moments, the unexpected, the reflective and the fleeting, touchstones of our existence. It is my hope that each will give voice to these universal ideas and compel viewers to share in the experience."We at Spiritwind Art Gallery certainly share them, and feel honored to represent this gifted artist and most remarkable woman.

What Might Have Been
Wendy Salin
Limited Edition Bronze
22" x 11" x 9"

Wave Dancer
Wendy Salin Bronze
Edition of 35
21" x 12" x 13"

Men In Motion
"Triumph"
(Dec 2005 edition)
9.5" x 11" x 7"

Wendy Salin Flamenco

Flamenco
Wendy Salin Bronze
Edition of 30
23.5" x 14" x 13"

Wendy Salin Unseen Forces

Unseen Forces
Inner Struggle - Emancipation - Contemplation
Wendy Salin Bronze
Edition of 35
19'' x 14" x 6"