Natural Forms & The Metaphor

Jenny’s current work takes us on a metaphorical journey through life, death, history and evolution. She used the forms, movement and meaning found in nature, integrates research, history, culture, symbolism. New layers of meaning emerge visually, and conceptually, through the works, thinking, experiences and the titles.

Eagles

A series investigating the metaphor of the eagle.

Literally, the works focus on the figurative, capturing the magnificence, energy, and power of the eagle. Conceptually the works evolve to create a series that symbolizes life and death through historical, social, religious, cultural, and political episodes.

The eagle has been used symbolically, in ancient cultures and through to modern times. Two artists in particular provide a contrasting dialogue, but reference animals and birds in motion, and use repetition and abstraction to develop meaning. Martin King’s series of birds in flight and motion are repeated over and over, changing and evolving. George Basselitz’s energetic eagles were created and turned upside down. There are references and connections to ancient civilizations, to Nazi Germany, in mythology, religion and history. Research finds the attributes and the associations of the eagle used symbolically and spirituality from the beginning of time.






Literally, the works focus on birds, animals, organic and figurative forms found in nature. Conceptually the works evolve to symbolize life and death through historical, social, religious, cultural, and political episodes. Her work pushes the boundaries and relationships between ambiguity and the image, using techniques such as drawing, redrawing, collage, repetition, stencils, cut-outs, layering and painting.