My acrylic and collage paintings are an evolving journey. My current line of inquiry builds on an approach I developed called artistic propagation that is similar to that of propagation both in our natural and ideological world. Using artistic propagation, I digitally harvest elements from images of my finished paintings to create unique archival collage papers for use in my new paintings. I transform these papers using an array of techniques including monoprinting, photography, burning, rubbings, and sgraffito. In a sense, each of my acrylic and collage paintings contains the “genes” of its ancestors. And so,they visually and metaphorically convey a sense of movement, progression and the flow of time. Each painting emerges as a member of a new generation, as distinct techniques and varying compositional elements give each descendant work a unique voice. My hope is these voices will inspire conversation.
Bio – Jenny Blazing was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She is an American artist now living in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated from University of California, Davis with degrees in Environmental Design & Economics and subsequently earned a Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on the ephemeral beauty of our world and our need to do our best to respect and preserve it. In addition to her painting practice, she shares a collaborative practice, WALSH / BLAZING, with professional artist Carin Walsh. WALSH / BLAZING contracts with museums, arts organizations, municipalities, and academic institutions to bring region-specific, multi-media installations that contextualize area history and engage the community around human factors that are impacting its future. Installations can be traditional exhibits or large-scale projections. Commercial commissions considered.
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