Near Volga, West of Volga, Near Wadena
Charcoal on paper
Second Floor, Near Non-Fiction Shelves
Working in willow charcoal, Barbara Fedeler’s landscapes reflect her interest in the varied terrain of northeastern Iowa. She is intrigued with the areas geological history, the cycles of time and seasons, and the vagaries and the permanence of nature. The panoramic format she uses encourages a fluid movement across the vistas and through the sculptural relief of land forms. Willow charcoal is a malleable media capable of high tonal contrast and textural manipulation. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Drake University, Des Moines. She also has studied at Scuola Lorenzo de_ Medici in Florence, Italy. She currently serves as a Professor of Art at Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Before taking that position, she served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, North Iowa Community College, Mason City, and Loras College, Dubuque. Her work has been displayed in over 65 exhibitions throughout the Midwest and in Arizona, Utah, and California. Her work is in the collections of West Bank, Iowa Bankers Association and to name a few.