Mixed Media Assemblage Artist

J J Worden

I want 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

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.

Nova Scotia . Canada