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Silverpoint on paper
10" x 13"
DescriptionAs part of the larger Triple Point series these works in silverpoint and watercolor explore the ephemeral nature of moments. Representing clouds at specific moments in my life, they traverse the relationship of self and nature. The drawings are done monochromatically and in small scale to capture both a memory and the ability to hold power over the environment. Working methodically and often with references of specific cloud formations and landscapes, I attempt to recreate a sense of placement in time and space. Because human movements and moods are always shaped by our environment (objects around us, time, light, and our general perception of reality), we are engaged, willingly or not, in a constant back and forth with Nature that keeps pushing back as we elbow our way into our place in the world. When one speeds through the day, the sky is a constant reminder of something greater happening when one looks up, always ephemeral, always at the mercy of the next unpredictable draft. Clouds act as a reminder for us to slow down and see beyond our immediate struggles. The urgency of drawing clouds came from a need to humanize the forces I cannot control, bringing the idea of nature into its exact opposite: man made environments.
About this Artist
Jenny Walton holds a BFA from Central Washington University and an MFA from American University (D.C. and Italy). Walton has shown nationally in New York, Miami, Boston, and Seattle and internationally in Italy. She was awarded an Artistic Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities among several other grants and residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Hamilton Princess, Bermuda. She has been critically published in several catalogs and articles and her work is held in several distinguished private and public collections. She lives and works in the Washington D.C. Area.View Full Artist Bio
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