Supporting the Arts | Featured Artist: Cindy Wingo

How are you adapting to the stay at home orders? 

My husband, Bruce Dean and I are both full-time working artists. We’re trying to embrace the beauty of this time we’ve been given through shelter in place in the most positive way that we can by taking long walks, cleaning & clearing out things that we should have thrown away years ago and creating a schedule each day that includes cocktails after 5:00. However, not being able to work in our studios is tough. Especially in a time that I believe would bring the most inspiration.

What is inspiring your work during this time?

Time can be both a blessing and a curse creating a tug of war between faith and fear on a daily basis. I find myself inspired by the human spirit and its drive to fight back and it’s the willingness to help those in need during this pandemic. Many paintings will come from this.

How can people contact you and purchase art or further support you? 

Contact me via email at cindywingoinc@gmail.com or go to my website at wingoart.com and send me a message via the contact page there with your info. I’ll follow up to start a conversation about what it is you’re looking for and happily provide you with additional images & pricing as needed. I work best by getting to know my clients and their personalities. As for payment I take all credit cards and can schedule and deliver work to you within the rules of safety.

As for ways to help the arts, in general, I ask that people donate to the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund by going to indykeepscreating.org or to consider sharing information about the Fund on their social media, using the hashtag #IndyKeepsCreating.

I’m planning to give a percentage of each sale of my artwork to the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund or to Feed America.gov.

TITLE: LIFE’S BALANCE, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC, SIZE: 48″ X 60″ PRICE: $3500 | AN ABSTRACTION OF ROCKS SHOWING THAT THE SMALLEST ROCK IS CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING THE GREATER WEIGHT ABOVE IT. THIS IS A METAPHOR FOR PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES WHO SUPPORT US. BOTH BIG AND SMALL WE ALL NEED EACH OTHER.

TITLE: SEATED FIGURE, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC, SIZE: 48″ X 60″, PRICE: $3500 | A FIGURE STUDY
TITLE: THREE CAKES IN SHADOW, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC, SIZE: 48″ X 48″, PRICE: $3000 | A STILL LIFE OF CAKES IN SHADOW
TITLE: STONE STACKS/CAIRNS, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC, SIZE: 36”X36”, PRICE: $1800 | MY INSPIRATION FOR PAINTING OFTEN COMES FROM NATURE. CAIRNS ARE STACKS OF STONES PLACED WITH A MEDITATIVE ARTISTIC HAND AND BALANCED USING NOTHING MORE THAN THE NATURAL GRAVITATIONAL PULL OF THE EARTH. THEY’RE OFTEN USED AS TRAIL MARKERS FOR HIKERS TO FIND THEIR WAY. I’VE FOUND THEM THROUGHOUT MY CHILDHOOD AND FELT THE NEED TO PAINT THEM YEARS LATER AS I CONTINUE TO LOOK FOR DIRECTION AND MEANING IN LIFE.
TITLE: THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC, SIZE: 48″ X 48″, PRICE: $3200 | INSPIRED BY A POEM WRITTEN BY PAVEL FRIEDMANN “THE BUTTERFLY”
TITLE: THEY PLAYED FOR THEIR LIVES, MEDIUM: ACRYLIC & PAPER, SIZE: 48”X60”, PRICE: $3500 | PAINTED FOR A SHOW THAT I HAD AT THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER IN 2017. INSPIRED BY THE DOCUMENTARY “THEY PLAYED FOR THEIR LIVES”. AS TRAINS ARRIVED AT NAZI CAMPS THE MUSICIANS WERE SEPERATED FROM THE OTHERS AND FORCED TO PLAY MUSIC TWENTY-FOUR HOURS A DAY TO MAKE THE CAMPS APPEAR TO BE A GOOD PLACE TO BE FOR THOSE JUST COMING INTO THE CAMPS. THIS KEPT THEM FROM BEING KILLED. HOWEVER, THEY WERE FORCED TO WATCH THEIR LOVED ONES DIE AND THE RATE OF SUICIDE WITHIN THE CAMPS WAS THE HIGHEST AMONG THE MUSCIANS.

This is the first in a series detailing some of the exceptional artists in our community. Through the years, our Visiting Artist Series has introduced us to several talented artists in Indianapolis. While there are so many worthy causes during this time of uncertainty, we want to recognize some of our past partners as they navigate this new normal. If you have interest in supporting these artists, please contact us and we will connect you. 

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