Maryann Wohlwend’s Whimsical Worlds at The Learned Owl

Maryann WohlwendOn December 9th, be sure to stop by The Learned Owl to see Whimsical World creations by Maryann Wohlwend.

Maryann is a Northeast Ohio native whose world was shaped by the power of picture books & the written word. She describes her process:

“Still captivated by the wonder of words & pictures, I sculpt & shape classic children’s book illustrations into 3D shadowbox creations: {Whimsical Worlds}

With surgical instruments, I define & draw out details (much like my skill as a discerning counselor), to delight the inner child. A single phrase, specific scene, or certain character takes the stage in its shadowbox. I carefully consider collages of mixed materials for each work: from 3D modeled character cameos cut from cardstock & layered over torn texts, to found objects & props constructed from book pages layered upon fabulous fabric backdrops. Each piece in the collections can stand alone, or be combined with any other, or all, to create a community of dreamlike wonder for the child in all of us.”

Learned Owl Bookstore in Hudson OHThe Learned Owl, established in 1968, is an independent bookstore stocked with three floors of books for all ages. Be sure to talk to them about their reading recommendations and your new favorites.

204 N. Main St.
Hudson OH 44236 USA
330-653-2252 / 800-968-2685