Jenny is from Taranaki and has a very wide ranging art practice. She often explores environmental issues in her works. Jenny describes her practice below:
Over recent years I have used fibre and fabric to make contemporary art works, often using knitting and including paint or printing onto fabric, sometimes I will machine or hand stitch into the fabric in an attempt produce an image that interests me. Working with these media together can be a challenge, but is stimulating and exciting, especially if the final image is a success.
For this exhibition Jenny has used her signature method of delicate freeform knitting to create Ghost Tree Red Line.
Ghost Tree Red Line
TREES, either standing alone or part of large forests, continue to be destroyed in huge numbers all around the planet, with disastrous effect on the Earth and the atmosphere around it. This lonely WHITE TREE is a memory, a ghost of trees lost. The RED LINE, a reminder that we must take action before it is too late, Plant TREES! The Ghost tree has been knitted with NZ Merino 2ply baby wool, an attempt to indicate how fragile and defenceless trees are.
This beautiful work is available through the gallery or through the gallery web shop. Please check it out for more details. If you have any further questions please contact the gallery.