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Showing posts with label Available Work. Show all posts

June 23, 2023

Three Ravens

 It's been awhile...a loooonnnng while...since I've posted finished (read: available) work here. So be it.




These three have been in the works for  a loooonnnng time as well.
The base for each is from gel prints I made months ago, a hand-cut stencil, printed multiple times then  painted, collaged and marked coated in encaustic wax medium and marks incised in the wax. All are on cradled board.

"I DON'T LIKE SPINICH": 6 x 6 x 3/4" - $60. SOLD

"AND THE CROW SAID" :  5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4" - $50. SOLD

"TO DRY ONES EYES AND LAUGH": 8 x 8 x 1" -  $100. SOLD

Shipping is additional. (approx. $15.)

If you're interested in any of these, simply email me and we can talk.

Here's to finishing more stuff!

February 26, 2023

Script - A Show

I was asked to fill in for a show at The Ice House Gallery in Tatamagouche, NS. The curator has always been super good to me so of course I said, "Yes!" after I did a mental tally and thought, 'yep, I've got enough potential pieces to make this work. Only, they were all on paper and far from being finished. But I had a few weeks and I always work well with a deadline. Bring it on, right?!?

And then my dear pup, Stella got very sick and needed 24/7 care for 8 days. I was a mess and the deadline drew ever closer, stressing me out even more. I think only a couple of hours were spent in the studio during that time and everything I touched got wrecked. Ack!

But Stella gradually got better and I was finally able to get my boards cut, cradle frames made, everything sanded with a week remaining. And that's when the real work began. There were so many dead ends and double backs and while I ended up getting everything finished in time, the reason I even mention it is sometimes an opportunity can feel like it isn't meant to be and you want to wave the white flag. And sometimes you just need to put your nose to the grindstone and Get'er DONE! I'm super glad I stuck with it because through hardship comes discovery and I really love how this group came together. 

Remember Me - Mixed Media on cradled wood board 8 1⁄2 x 7 x 1 1⁄2

The Barn - Mixed media encaustic on cradled wood board 8 x 7 1⁄2 x 1 1⁄4

Melody - Mixed media encaustic on cradled wood board 8 x 8 x 11⁄4

Exile - Mixed media encaustic on cradled wood board 8 1⁄4 x 8 x 1 1⁄4

Swimmers Go the Extra Mile - Mixed media encaustic on cradled wood board 8 x 8 x 1 1⁄4

Transmission - Mixed media, rusty nails, wire on cradled wood board 8 x8 1⁄2x 1 1⁄2

Back Home - Mixed media encaustic on cradled wood board 14 x 9 x 1 1⁄4

762 - Mixed media on cradled wood board 8 1⁄2 x 7 x 1 1⁄2

Wild Lake - Mixed media on cradled wood board 8 1⁄2 x 7 x 1 1⁄2

March 22, 2022

Revising History

Revising History’ Artist Statement 

 “He hated confronting those lost moments, being presented with some detail from his past and having to look on it like a stranger. It made his life feel like a made-up thing.” — from Michael Crummey's ‘Sweetland’

Reading these lines led me to explore the concept of memory reliability, the lives we construct, and alternate realities, resulting in my series ‘A Made-Up Life’—meshing perfectly with this show’s theme.

The photos used in this series date to the late 1800s and come from my husband’s aunt, keeper of the family’s genealogy. These characters were often identified with little more than a first name or nickname and are unknown to us, making them ripe to be used in stories. I placed these figures on new landscapes, or isolated them all together, and also used original photos in assemblage pieces, creating a juxtaposition between memory and reality.

Jen Worden is a self-taught mixed-media assemblage artist who makes Wentzell Lake, Nova Scotia, her home and hive of creativity.

Revising History runs from March 26 through April 24, 2022. 
Visit The Ice House Gallery to check hours and to view online.

A Made-Up Life series

Kitty on the Bedford Shore

Girls on Bikes Trilogy - Yellow Stripe

Back of Third Pond Assemblage

Herring Tin Shrine

Yarmouth Light


Mary C

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