Photograph courtesy of the artist.
|Wedig has an undergraduate degree in Physical Education and wrestled in competitively
throughout his college years. His first introduction to metals was at the University of
Wisconsin-La Crosse with Professor William Fiorini. Wedig says,
heard him yelling at his class and I stuck my head in his classroom door. I took a class
the next semester."
Wedig has been influenced by William Fiorini, Chuck Evans, David Pimentel and Fred
Fenster. Experiencing metalsmiths and craftsmen working until they pass away is truly an
inspiration for Wedig. Wedig also believes that learning the value of discipline to finish
a task or idea in order to evaluate its worth and his worth, as an artist, is important.
Dale Wedig has exhibited and lectured extensively nationwide. His work may be seen in
various permanent installations across the country.