My work embodies a space in the seam between painting and sculpture, yet is made of fabric. It challenges reconsideration of the products associated with feminine craft while referencing masculine forms. It has been described as an artistic oxymoron: both hand-made and precise, delicate and aggressive, solid and transparent, exuberant and restrained, formal and emotional. It exists in a state of duality that is familiar yet displaced and evokes conversations that examine perception and process.
The work is made through an activity of intense seeing: seeing into the depths of color, looking past distractions to meaning within deconstructed forms, listening to the hum of murmuring color. Each color’s inherent brilliance is intensified when dissonant with adjacent chroma. These moments are when remarkable visual phenomena occur: glow, radiation, melting, luminosity, singing. The work is in-between: it celebrates the purity of abstract form while daring to exist with zeal.
~ Jen Pack