moved by nature and the natural... painter and textile artist Jennifer Mackey brings her reflections of natures surfaces to the surfaces of chosen mediums...silks, linens, canvases being the ground for dyes, acrylics, oils, shibori techniques.
Monday, March 29, 2010
early stages of a new idea / the process begins
There was a beautiful day in early January before the big series of storms hit the east bay of California. I was still in Humboldt County and musing over an idea I had been thinking about since early autumn. Ian was excited about it and my friend Rich was going to help me execute it. Patty was spending the morning at the Wildlife Bird Sanctuary in Loleta helping install the first studies.This project was to help explain to my audience how my work is not so abstract, how it reflects very closely the realism on a tangible level of my textiles within nature.
As an artist in a variety of mediums... I have shown and sold my work throughout the United States and Western Europe.
I studied in California, France, and Scotland.
Textiles, Printmaking, Painting, and Poetry... mixing it up and making a comment about environment and life/death.