Jenn Avery's Profile
My first encounter with Celtic art was the Book of Kells, an Irish illuminated Gospel. I was struck with its intricacy and could not get it out of my mind. I love the sinuous curves and knots, seeming to come from everywhere yet meticulously ordered. My connection with the natural world, God's creation and original Art, is combined with my infatuation with the Celtic and medieval styles, inspired by old stories, fairy tales and songs. I am constantly trying to work all of these out together in my own work.
The process of gourding is involved, it involves nurturing the gourd plants, protecting them from invaders (squash bugs, cucumber beetles, squirrels etc), cleaning them when they are dirty, scraping, scooping, all this before you can even start with the "art"! But once the gourd is ready, it can be created into a variety of functional pieces of art, using a myriad of…
- Born on August 11
- Joined October 29, 2006