THE DIRT 
weekly updates about life in the studio


 

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If you've collected my art, this is a call for you to send me photos of where you've put my art in your home or garden space. I would love to share your photos here on a future blog post. I'm hoping to inspire others to see how art can enhance their space and make everything just feel good. I know that we don't need art in the same way that we need food and clothing but I really believe that we need art to help us feel connected to others and the world at large. 

My home isn't filled with stuff (I'm a minimalist at heart!) but it does have its fair share of art and those pieces are thoughtfully collected and some of the most important things that I own. Surrounding myself with art instead of stuff, means that everything has a story, a place or a person attached to it and I love that. I hope that my work gives you the same feeling and becomes a connected part of your home and life. I'm looking forward to seeing our photos of my work in their new homes!

My share: 
This is my dining room table/multi-purpose space/occasional office, I keep a rotating selection of found objects and artwork here all the time. The figurative sculpture is from my Haitian artist friend Racine Polycarpe, the print from my sister-in-law Kristen O'Neill, the fish painting I just picked up from my friend Susun Gallery in Hawaii, a ceramic bowl from a village in Mexico, a copper stamp for batik wax printing that I found at the flea market, a stick with amazing textures my husband found in the Mojave Desert, a glass doorknob from the house I grew up in, a bowl of corks from every celebration, a small Nest from my own work and some seashells and rocks from my local explorations sitting on a stone plate. This is what I surround myself with, this is what inspires me. What about you?

A few photo specs:
Take a minute to look at your lighting and shadows and try to capture your shot at the best timing for lighting. Move extraneous stuff (water bottle, tv remote etc...) out of the shot. I will resize and edit the photos for you, so just send me what you've got and also let me know if its ok to use your name along with your photos in my future posts and any other info you want to share about the pieces you've collected. Please email your photos to jw@jenniward.com

New work has been added to the In the Field portfolio!  Check out my Rock Candy series installed at Joshua Tree NP and let me know what you think!

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