Charles Wisseman, now retired, practiced pathology and taught medical students at Carle Hospital. Hands-on art activities now fill his time including repairing books at the U of I library, making handmade papers for the Rare Book Library’s Soybean Press, and taking workshops at CU Woodshop, U of I, Parkland College, and several craft schools. Charles has shown his work in several galleries including exhibitions at Giertz Gallery at Parkland College, Springer Cultural Center, as well as regionally.
Charles combines wood, steel forgings, ceramics, handmade papers, alternative photo processes, and other materials into mixed media sculptures, books, and boxes. He greatly enjoys the variety of mixed media art and completely fills his home with tools and collected materials, except for space claimed by his wife, Sarah, for painting and writing.