Artist Statement

In her work, Jennifer expresses her connection to and curiosity for the natural world and Humankind’s place in it.  Inspired by the forms of animal, plant and rock life, to which man is irrevocably linked, she aims to portray their simplicity and chaos in ways that straddle the line between the familiar and the alien.  This limbo space of the representational and the symbolic represents for her the ever-morphing, ephemeral, watery depths of the psyche, at once beautiful and terrifying, and always mysterious.  Through subject and process, she seeks to reduce the automatic whirring of the modern brain which seeks rational, organized, representation and purposeful thought, and reclaim herself and the viewer to the sensory, chaotic, and seemingly aimless felt experience. She seeks to challenge her own and her viewers' contentment as willfully-distanced children of Nature.  

The creative process is Jennifer’s personal meditation on life and its evolution.  Of perpetual fascination to her is observing the binding of intent and emotion into physical artifacts.  At each of a potentially infinite series of incremental additions, subtractions and alterations of media, powerful, emotional responses arise, guiding the unfoldment of a work until a larger, unified whole stands as a remembrance of the connection between the internal and external reality.  Questions of from where and to where these forms move opens a personal dialogue for both art maker and art viewer.   Of particular enjoyment to her is using her works as Rorschach blots for individual viewer's interpretations. 

Biography

Jennifer has long had a natural curiosity about the human condition, consciousness and creativity.  Moved by these themes, she studied Human Evolutionary Biology and Psychology while at Harvard and graduated with a Bachelor’s in 2012.  She works by day as a User Experience Designer for a Boston restaurant POS company, Toast, and at night, she spelunks through digital and traditional media, making abstract art.


 

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