Mixed Media Artist

J J Worden

I Need to Make Things Even if Nobody Cares


There is something intensely satisfying about taking what other people might deem as junk
 and repurposing it into art. Not to mention giving me an excuse to pocket yet another rusty tidbit of roadside metal. Discovering, or perhaps, uncovering, just the right 'je ne sais quoi' to complement a work in progress is much like constructing a jigsaw puzzle...many pieces could be close but only one will be the perfect fit.

I like to work in series. It allows me to explore a larger idea through multiple pieces, as with Angels. Sometimes the series may be much looser, such as Shrines or a particular construction element, as in the Herring Tin series, may be the thread that binds them all together.

My thought process on how to connect this to that is less forgiving than being able to start over with a wash of gesso, as a result I often have assemblage works in progress at the same time as I'm working with 2-dimensional pieces. This keeps my "ooh shiny" brain happy!

Works for sale can be found in the ART (for sale) section


Current Work

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