Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares

January 8, 2019

The First Appearance Can Be Deceiving

  • January 08, 2019

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

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

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