I was privileged to meet Jenny in the River Arts District in Asheville a few days ago. She was working upstairs and allowed me to photograph some of her work. I even went upstairs to see her ‘at work’!
When we entered the Constance Williams Gallery, this is what caught my eye…
These works of art are called ‘Going Coastal” and I kept going back to look more closely!
Do you see the detail in these pieces?
She told me that she uses shells she has found herself and other natural elements of the sea in each one!
In her ‘artist profile’ she is quoted as saying, “Each creation I design may be based on a cultural myth, folklore, legend, or my observations to convey my own personal narrative. My works are hand built, sculptural, low-fired clay forms. The surfaces may be impressed and/or incised with a compilation of textures, patterns and symbols to convey a story.”
I was so impressed with her art and enjoyed meeting her!
I knew you would, too! Her website is HERE!
Are you drawn to art that features elements of the sea or of nature?