Artist Statement: What is aged or overlooked can often be a source of beauty, if approached from a different perspective, one from a desire to find stories. Ms. Wright seeks out visual tales that lay hidden among rust, abandoned places and the unique. She feels that characters develop only through weathering, that the patina of rust emotes stories and that textures are like words on the page we can feel through our eyes.
Two-time Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee, Sheri L. Wright is the author of six books of poetry, including the most recent, The Feast of Erasure. Wright’s visual work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journaland Subliminal Interiors. In 2012, Ms. Wright was a contributor to the Sister Cities Project Lvlds: Creatively Linking Leeds and Louisville. Her photography has been shown across the Ohio Valley region and abroad. Currently, she is working on her first documentary film, Tracking Fire.