Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares

January 30, 2019

Queen of the Castle

  • January 30, 2019

Sometimes the very thing that hooked you on a photo ...or painting, area, house, life event... is the thing you need to let go of. Such was the case in this original photo of Tom's mom.

I love that damn dog.
Sadly. It just didn't end up working for this piece.

Sorry Pup. Another time perhaps.

Details include backward text from my daughter's calculus book which somehow (hello! Tom!) managed its way to the new house. Fitting given his mom had a Master's in Mathematics. Another bit I love is the circle texture (from sequin waste) juts through the wax. Yum!

Queen of the Castle

14 1/2"w x 11 1/4"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

354 Sarty Road RR2 . Wentzell Lake
Nova Scotia . Canada