With a passion for process and materials, Jenna creates artwork based on observations of the natural world and a desire to understand the cycles of life.
The beauty and challenge of working abstractly is that the outcome is never certain. The result is always an accumulation of choice, accident and consequence.
Applying the first layer of color begins a meditative process that requires both surrender and control. As material is added and removed, sanded out and rubbed in, forms are pushed back and pulled forward in a revealing dialogue between my physical action, my intellectual and emotional choices, and the material itself. Ultimately, the conversation is presented in the completed work of art.
My process mirrors the work's own intentions of exploring the results of our actions and reactions- and becomes the thread connecting art and life.
At times my work recognizes the cycles of nature and its reality.
Sometimes my work explores political and social dilemmas, serving as an exploration of the outcomes of our decisions. In these instances the work becomes a visual awareness, or reckoning, of these actions.
McNichols Civic Center Building,
Art Students League of Denver (Instructor invitational)
Not Everything is Black and White.
Niza Knoll Gallery.
InBetween. Solo Exhibit.
Kanon Collective Gallery.
Senior Exhibition, Advanced Painting Concentration.
Art Students League of Denver
Westwood Neighborhood Mural project facilitator
Silver Hills Middle School Collaborative Mural Project instructor/facilitator