Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares

April 30, 2019

Spring Flowers

  • April 30, 2019

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