By Kathleen Ellison
March 8, 2013
One of the students, freshman art major Jessica Stringer, said, “I think it’s interesting how she uses natural found objects and how she controls the natural rotting process.”
The lecture was given in the gallery itself instead of the auditorium. Wolfson Ray described how she started out and what inspired her such as the work of abstract artist Paul Klee. Nature was another strong influence on her work. More recently, architecture too has inspired some of her sculptures.
When first starting, she would take material and put it in her studio to see what would happen to them as they decayed and how this could be used in her art. Wolfson Ray also described her experiences in trying to get into Maryland Institute College of Art.
She advised everyone to “Try things; don’t ever think you know how it’s going to go because sometimes you can really be pleasantly surprised.”