Mixed Media Assemblage Artist

J J Worden

I want to make Things Even if Nobody Cares

Art(for sale)

Re-Volved


Sometimes a piece languishes in the studio ... maybe it was a practice painting or an experiment that didn't quite work. Or maybe it doesn't speak to me anymore. Part of a canvas panel that I cut up for book boards ... I think. It's been awhile! ... this bit spoke to me so built a cradle panel for it and added wax medium inscribing lines and circles (and my fave plastic circle template's fraction bits that show in the wax=Score!) The title pertains to revolving circles, one's personal evolution and the "Re's": Reuse Recycle Repurpose.

RE-Volved


8"w x 8"h
Acrylic Paint on Artist Panel, handmade cradle board
Wax Medium

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In Dreams We Enter A World Entirely Our Own


This piece was actually created back in 2017 as an exploration after an online plaster and wax class I took. It sat waiting for my new studio to be functional before it was fully finished. The colour palette was close to a series I was working on. As my inner monkeys mulled around the notion of what we show to the world vs what is hidden, I came across Dumbledore's quote:
"For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud."
and I realized it had to be part of the "What Has Been Carefully Hidden series. 

In Dreams We Enter A World Entirely Our Own

20 1/2"w x 13"h
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo on paper, acrylic paint, wax medium

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The First Appearance Can Be Deceiving


From a series "What Has Been Carefully Hidden" created at the end of 2018 in my brand new studio! This came on the tail of my Conversations series. Looking at a host of childhood photos I noticed the contrast between today's youth, ever ready with their selfie faces, smiling for the world  to see/their mom or dad to share, and yesterday's children, often sullen, certainly not what we think of as happy. Which got me thinking about how much is hidden from the camera lens. History will see our current world as a curated, pleasant, never ugly, always smiling, living our #bestlives.

Yah. Right.

The First Appearance Can Be Deceiving

19"w x 6 3/4" h
Plaster and gesso on plywood, handmade cradle board
Scanned photo on paper, acrylic paint, wax medium

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Artist Statement

Artist Statement

I'mJen Worden

Maker of Things

I'm still working on this.
The art marketing droids pundits tell me to be amusing but sincere. Short'n'snappy is the goal but please, explain why you're put on this earth to Make Art. I'm sure there will be something about Brain Monkeys. They, after all, are pretty much the reason we ...I... do anything. Unless that's just me. And there's gotta be a bit about living in the back of beyond and why that means Shit To James. Cuz it does. It informs everything. That and being insatiably curious and a Problem Solver. I guess if I hadn't stumbled into art making I'd be an engineer or a quantum physicist. Well. Except I flunked physics. So, I guess I should thank Mr. Watson for my Raison D'Etre.
Or Something.

JEN WORDEN
#notaphoneperson
Nova Scotia . Canada

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