Rosemary, pansies, fennel, columbines, rue, daisy and violets Painting by Jennifer Whitten

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Art Description

Painting: Oil on Plastic, Steel.

The technical focus of my current practice revolves around verre églomisé, or reverse glass painting. The interest in the process arose from a desire to release painting from its traditional two-dimensional limitations.

In its completed state, this work is a life-size self-portrait, painted in reverse on Perspex. Ultimately, it was suspended from the ceiling (horizontally) so that viewers would have to tilt their heads back while standing underneath it to engage with it. Ophelia is a prominent character in the history of painting and she is usually portrayed in a sense of stasis; it is unclear whether she is alive or dead. Like L'Inconnue de la Seine, my focus in this work was to capture that stasis; whether she is emerging or submerging is indeterminate.


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Rosemary, pansies, fennel, columbines, rue, daisy and violets

Jennifer Whitten

Australia

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Size: 82.7 W x 55.1 H x 0.2 in

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Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Melbourne