WAUSAU - This fall Wausau's Woodson Art Museum will bring together artists from all over the world.
The Birds in Art Exhibit gives artists an opportunity to share a piece of themselves with their audience.
To water color artist Wendy Brockman this exhibit was an opportunity to release.
"I used nests as a metaphor for home and loss," said Brockman.
Brockman's mother suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia. She showcases her experience through her piece "Season's End."
If it wasn't for "Birds in Art," her piece might have never been seen.
"Birds in Art" is a really unique opportunity to show work that you can't show in other places," said Brockman.
That unique opportunity for artists like Brockman was put together by people like Amy Beck, who works at the Woodson Art Museum.
"This is definitely something worth repeated visits," said Beck.
With each visit Beck hopes people connect with artists like Brockman and follow them on their journey.
"It's interesting because the first pieces I had here were in pencil and those pieces grew from dark pencil work to bright," said Brockman.
"Intersection of experience and art work fuels creativity [among] the artist," said Beck.
Brockman's piece was inspired by her mother's struggle with memory, but Brockman hopes her piece will give you something you'll never forget.
"The things you look at everyday are often a metaphor for something bigger, something larger," said Brockman.
This year celebrates the 41st "Birds in Art" exhibition.
918 entries were submitted to the exhibit and only 112 made it into the showcase.
The exhibit runs through November 27.
|Story By: Phylicia Ashley