Jean Jewer is a multidisciplinary artist who uses painting, photographs and printmaking to produce art. Her work is marked by feelings, moods and an energy about a place. Although she works in different mediums the artworks share certain commonalities. The themes are informed by the natural world, it’s weather patterns, the destruction and construction of the elements that often allude to the fragility of our environment.
Memory plays a pivotal role in her art practice and acts as a reference point. She photographs abandoned and decaying sites and collects “bits of stuff” (twine, thread, plastic and rusted battered remains of wood and metal,) for inspiration. Jean often adds these elements to the art, giving it another layer of texture and pattern, adding meaning and depth. This becomes an integral part of the art making “thus suggesting nature at work, while constructing fragments from memory.”
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