Through fantastical imagery of angels, warriors, flying umbrellas, natural disasters and more, Jennifer’s artwork flirts with the dark light of the macabre where the ugly basks in the juxtaposed glow of the beautiful. Personal journal pages transform into surrealistic imagery bearing a deeply metaphorical message pertaining to the journey of the being through growth and change as well as the examination of the psyche. She plays the role of the Scribe; documenting her experiences along the journey’s path, inviting her audience to “See the Story Unheard.” Her work has a tender quality that gives depth and a feeling of nuance. Although her subject matter is of a very personal nature, she holds a little back which draws the viewer to question meaning to a greater extent.
After her divorce in 2013, Jennifer left her accounting job of 15 years in Atlanta, GA to return to her home state of Virginia where she devoted herself to art and her studies at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach. In 2016 she graduated, earning a BFA with Honors in Digital Imaging. Creating out of cathartic necessity, she developed a passion for storytelling and is dedicated to the healing power of art and raising awareness about how art enhances the well-being of individuals, society and the environment.
Each image is carefully constructed using elements of conceptual photography and contemporary surrealism and are comprised of multiple photographs including self-portraits that are composited together with a myriad of digital effects & artfully blended with textures; giving her artwork a painterly aesthetic. She calls upon her talents in fabrication as needed to create various headpieces and props such as islands made of wooden matchsticks and armored chiropractic spines to facilitate a sense of whimsy to an otherwise heavy subject matter. Her process is restrained and planned to a certain point until her creative and emotional side jumps in the driver’s seat & all predetermined & predicted outcome fades into a swirl of what was, what is & what will be.
Considerately Killing Me (CKM)
Addiction - the toxic relationship between the Addict & the Addiction/Substance. (Self Portrait)
Addiction - Either Loved One of Addict or The Addict. Trapped yet the cage is open. (Self Portrait)
Addiction-completely oblivious to the dangers that draw her in, she hangs by a thread on a swing
Addiction-Escaping the storm in the bottle (Self Portrait)
Bound To Delusion
She is fighting, clawing her way out of her delusions/bad trip.“Entrapped” in her Addiction. (Self)
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