Knitted yarn, mixed media
2009 – PATCHOGUE ARTS BIENNIAL, Patchogue, NY
2008 – FEMMES FORETS INVITATIONAL, Paris, France
2000 – ELEMENTS 2000, Multi-site exhibition, New York, NY
“I feel very strongly that what an artist makes should be accessible to the viewer without a long written description of what it means. With making an installation, I have found that as I work, the piece begins to relate to something from my life… the last group of trees… I realized that they reminded me of the elm trees that lined the brick paved streets of Urbana, Illinois.
I grew up in Urbana in a house across the street from a cornfield. The street was sheltered by the Elm trees that are now gone forever. A lot of that time and place has stayed with me and somehow affects my work. A lot of what is happening now in your world will stay with you and affect your work.”
“They [Ghost Elms] are gentle giants, more than 10-12′ tall, that make the viewer think about nature, space, perspective, a breath of life, everything. They’re fully realized despite being constructed of ethereal mesh possibly typifying everything Widenor’s work stands for. It’s a quiet occupation for Widenor. She likes that. And just as her works are easily mobile they transcend various applications. Sometimes she’ll build a sanctuary for the viewer to step into for a brief respite. And sometimes, it’s just about stepping back and beholding the shapes in a moment of contemplation.” – Nada Marjanovich, Long Island Pulse, July 7, 2016.