Wendi Smith’s work has been exhibited regionally for over thirty years. She has been a member of local co-ops Zephyr and PYRO Gallery, as well as a supporter of the local arts scene. Exhibit credits include Four Star Gallery in Indianapolis, the Carnegie for the Arts in Cincinnati, and Zephyr Gallery in Louisville. She has taught fine arts at Bellarmine University and Indiana University Southeast.
Her work deals with the adaptation of ritual objects to natural subjects. The presented work is inspired by fetish objects, created from found natural elements and simple threads and beads. Each fetish is housed in a box, on which the object is portrayed.