One of my favorite parts of writing In the Company of Women was getting to research and discover so many incredible women that I hadn’t yet heard of. So one of my first questions to women I knew I wanted to feature was: Who are the women that inspire you most? Artist Tanya Aguiñiga (who is also in the book!) suggested I look into one of her teachers/mentors, Wendy Maruyama. And the second I did, I was hooked.
Wendy is an incredibly talented fine artist based in San Diego, CA. Her installation work focuses on promoting advocacy and awareness for various social and cultural issues. I love the way she works with texture and mixed materials in her work — it adds such a sense of depth, meaning and history to each piece. Read on below to learn more about Wendy and her work. xo, grace