Jeanine’s studio will be open to the public on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1 from 10 AM to 5 PM.
At age 50 I disrupted the status quo of my day to day and stepped into my creative life. My figurative sculptures are a record of that process.
I create an imaginary world filled with people and creatures who are confident in their eccentricity. My art celebrates the weird and quirky side of our personalities. It’s that part we try hard to hide from others, but in reality it’s the side that makes us special. Makes us stand out from the crowd. Our secret superpower, so to speak.
I hand sculpt each one in kiln fired paperclay. Each face is hand painted in layered underglazes to create a worn and weathered feeling, as a reminder of the impermanence of things. I am reminded of the comfort that worn and well used objects bring to my life.
My sculptures are not perfect, I am always learning. But they are a real reminder to give one’s self the permission to be yourself and to follow a dream.