Furniture maker/artist Wendy Maruyama
Furniture maker and artist Wendy Maruyama segment from the IDENTITY episode, PBS premiere December 27, 2019.
Wendy Maruyama, furniture maker and educator, delves into matters of ethnicity, gender and world issues in her studio in San Diego, CA. Born an American of Japanese heritage, Maruyama satisfied her artistic passions by becoming an important furniture maker in a field dominated by men and in the process, overcame challenges related to her deafness and disability. Her recent series titled “WildLife Project” was inspired by the wrongful slaughter of African elephants and rhinoceroses.