Washed, Water, Word
Stephanie Lael Barrick transforms materials in experimental ways, creating mixed-media wearable art that is sculpture rather than fashion.
The two influences of her mother, an accomplished seamstress, and her father, a welder by trade, meld together into a unique blend of materials and techniques. Her background in handmade paper and metal sculpture informs her current work, while art education experience provides a strong foundation for technique choices.
Growing up in suburban Virginia, Stephanie fondly remembers family vacations whetting her appetite for travel and exploration. Studying in London, living in Germany, and traveling throughout Europe, Israel, and Egypt exposed Stephanie to a vast array of art and culture. Her next international trip will be to the annual World Of WearableArt (WOW), in New Zealand.
Stephanie’s current wearable art series often uses actual Bible pages, manipulated in creative ways, to flesh out content rooted in the Christian faith and Scriptures. Although she trusted Jesus as a child, her adult encounter propelled her into a more intentional, growing relationship with God. Since devoting her life and her art to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she seeks for everything in her life to bring honor and glory to God. Stephanie desires to use her gift of art to contribute truth, goodness, and beauty to anyone open to receiving it.
Stephanie Lael Barrick
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