Places I Have Been- art installation by Jackie Partridge

PLACES I HAVE BEEN

This is an installation that was part of my graduating exhibition for my MFA titled Trace and Retrace.

During my MFA, I worked as a teaching assistant for Ashley Miller and fell in love with the repetitive process of paper making.

I am always interested in developing and trying new ways to display my art. For this piece it was important to me that the viewer could view parts of the piece from different angles and truly see the details and texture of the handmade paper.

Places I Have Been, art installation by Jackie PartridgePlaces I Have Been, art installation by Jackie Partridge

Handmade paper from found maps, wooden dowels, installation-16’ x 7.5’, 2018

Places I Have Been is made from found maps of places I have been or lived. The map paper is folded as a traditional map is and rests on wooden dowels extending from the wall. The folded paper represents both an outdated map that is no longer functional and references to landscapes it embodies.

You can see more of my paper making projects on my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work

What is and What Was – artwork by Jackie Partridge

WHAT IS AND WHAT WAS

This art installation was part of my graduating show in 2018 from Concordia University where I attended for my MFA.

 

I worked with the Wood Shop technician to design and build this table.

While living in Montreal after a year or so I decided to save money and keep my car back home in Ontario because I was tired of paying for parking and found that I was only using the car for groceries once a month.

So, when I was designing the table I wanted something that was going to be portable, easy to transport and wouldn’t take up a lot of storage space.

I designed this table so that the legs could be unscrewed and removed.

I wanted the table slanted to display the atlases and really invite viewers to sit down and spend time with atlases- turning each page and absorbing the work and time I spent hand cutting the repetitive house shape.

What is and What Was- art installation by Jackie Partridge

Four hand cut atlases, wooden table and wooden stools, stools 14”x 17.75”, table 46” x 42”, 2018

What Is and What Was includes four wooden stools circling a table inviting viewers to sit down and view four altered North American and Canadian atlases. As the pages turn houses are removed from the page showing the changing landscape both through the altering of cut-outs and the found object of the atlas continuing to outdate itself.

 

 

To see more of this work head to my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work

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