Homesick for the Nightshades | Pen, Ink, and Collage on Antique Photo | 7" x 9" | 2016
Sea Cobweb | Pen and Collage on Antique Book Page | 6.5" x 8" | 2016
Artist Statement: Jenny Brown is visual artist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island, whose primary mediums are drawing, collage, and works on paper. Her work brings to life a mythical world of sea creatures and forests, realized through her love of paper ephemera. Her recent collage works focus on a dream of representing harmony among different elements of the natural world—flora, fauna, the sky, the sea. An abundance of florals in the work signify the hearts and souls of these fantastic creatures. Their branches and tentacles share their yearning to be connected to the most basic elements of life that created them—water, mineral, and the stars.
Jenny studied art at Bennington College and received her MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York. She was a featured artist in the October 2015 issue of Fresh Paint Magazine, as well as part of the recently released “Craft Companion,” published by Thames & Hudson Australia. Her work is currently shown at Collier West in Brooklyn, NY and Good Eye Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.