Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares

Art(for sale)

I See You


Over the last number of weeks I've been playing with Ravens and Crows.
They seem to be very popular as I had a running list of folks that asked for an update once they were ready.

I have another half dozen in the works but they are destined for a new endeavor, Terre Arts, by my dear friend Bridgette Guerzon Mills. You really should check it out!

In the meantime, here's the one remaining survivor waiting to wing his (or her?) way to you!



I See You 

Tip to tip: 14" x 5 1/2"h
Hand-cut metal head, found wood wings, magnifying mirror, aluminium tape
Ready to Hang

$85. includes shipping.

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

Please CONTACT ME if you're interested!


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

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



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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