Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares

Art(for sale)

Hang Around Awhile


I wanted to try combining parts of my plaster and wax process along with an assemblage-style piece. This is the result.

The outer frame is the interior of an art canvas. Sans canvas. The postcard is from a vintage collection I inherited (soooo NOT PC!) and initially was going to scan but felt it just needed the original. Other elements include found metal objects, nails, remnant of repousse metal, plaster, text transfers, acrylic paint and wax.

Hang Around Awhile

10"x10 3/4"x 3/4"
Assemblage includes wood frame, vintage postcard, metal elements, plaster and wax

$295. shipping included

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Postcard detail

Remnant of Repousse Metal

Metal element plus painted nails

Spring Flowers


Trying something new!
I've been experimenting with "Less is More" which is generally NOT where I end up. But these single monochromatic printed spring blooms were calling for simplicity. Of form. Of colour. Of mark making.

This Trillium was the first I took on in this mini-series and after I'd inscribed the squares and dressmakers wheel I couldn't bring myself to add my usual paint layer to bring them out. Something about the subtle under layer of Quinacridone Crimson (oh! so pale! a mere wash and swipe) and the golden hue of the beeswax itself. Also, this substrate was originally one of the Pre-Shrunk submissions so it has extra yummy texture.

Trillium

5" x 4" x 1 3/4"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Laser copy of original photo, acrylic paint, beeswax medium

$175. shipping included
($US to United States . $Cdn to Canada . International . Contact Me)


This little rose bud was the jumping off point for the subtle pink for all three. Just a kiss of colour.

Rose Bud

4" x 4 1/2" x 1 1/4"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Laser copy of original photo, acrylic paint, beeswax medium

$175. shipping included
($US to US . $Cdn to Canada. International . Contact me)


I've always loved this photo of Rhodendron Canadense which grow wild here along roadsides and anywhere there's a wet spot.

Rhododendron Canadense

6" x 6" x 1 3/4"
Plaster and wax on Clayboard, handmade cradle board
Laser copy of original photo, acrylic paint, beeswax medium

$175. shipping included
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Journeys We Take To Get Back Home


This series,"Journeys We Take to Get Back Home", is both literal and metaphorical.
It has me thinking about all the reasons we travel away ...from what we know, where we feel safe... to stretch our boundaries. Maybe learn new things. Definitely to see and experience what is different. Sometimes at the cost of losing what is familiar. And why this process isn't complete until we go BACK home... to process, to integrate... or maybe just to say we've done it.

There are currently 4 pieces in this series. I suspect there may eventually be more.

Another Rainy Day in Asheville


21w x 18 1/2h x 1 3/4d"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo, acrylic, beeswax medium

When These Alien Landscapes Feel Like Home


291/4w x 11h x 1 3/4d"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo, acrylic, beeswax medium

Barney, is that you?



20 3/4w x 18 1/2h x 1 3/4d"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo, acrylic, beeswax medium

Reno


16 1/4w x 20h x 1 3/4d"
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo, pouring medium, acrylic, beeswax medium

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Current Work

Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I'mJen Worden

Maker of Things

The little details, the subtle nuance.
How we feel, what we see and smell and hear.
The distant call of a crow.
The feel of the Spring sun on our face as we emerge from the dark, cold winter.
These are the experiences and layers that interest me.

Because everything is connected to everything.

Our stories may be different but why we tell them is the same.
To feel connected and loved.
To be heard.

Through layers of wax and plaster, paint and photographs.
With rusty nails and found objects and wire.
These are my stories.

Contact Info

JEN WORDEN
354 Sarty Road RR2 . Wentzell Lake
Nova Scotia . Canada