I have been working on my Patched Publication taking photos of patching trees in the Waterloo Region. I am aiming to have my publication completed by the end of December and hope to have the books distributed to local libraries and available for sales on my website in the new year. I will let everyone know my launch day soon! In the mean time enjoys some photos! For more be sure to check out my instagram @jackiepartridge_ or #patchedproject#patchingtrees
Check out this recent article featuring the new project that I am currently working on.
Thanks to Faisal Ali for the great article at the Observer!
Very excited to be working on Patched a book composed of poems and photographs of map paper embedded in trees as an act of mending. Thanks to the Waterloo Arts Fund I am able to create this publication after successfully receiving an artist grant!
I have recently added a shop to my website where I will be selling collections of limited edition paper. These paper pieces ship unframed to Canada and the US but would look lovely framed as wall decor. Be sure to check it out!
Last month I attended the Women’s Studio Workshop Residency in Rosendale New York. I was working in the papermaking studio while I was there. I really enjoyed hiking in the area especially on the Rail Trail. While I was there I made a lot of paper working with maps and blue jeans. I got to try the vacuum table for the first time which was very exciting for my practice. I would highly recommend this residency to all the artists out there!
Patched is an ongoing photography series where I make interventions with nature using handmade paper. I make paper from old maps and insert the pulp into the missing areas of bark on trees and logs commenting on how change impacts the environment. These actions occur in parks where areas are curated in a way to represent a forest. I leave the interventions in the environment for them to weather and age over time. These moments of where the paper meet the bark offers a reward for the viewer who lives a busy life and may not often notice the little things.
The paper itself is an offering back to the tree as a previous tree created the paper. The act of adding pulp to the bark presents an idea of healing and mending the natural environment in a way that a bandage might heal or protect a wound.
A photographic series of map paper embedded in spots during my hikes.
Exhibition at Main & Station Nonesuch Kickshaws, Parrsboro, NS- opening September 23
I will be showing my work Sediment, 2017
Here is a recent installation titled Grazing. The installation features a stop motion animation of farm fields from in and around my hometown, three sculptures -wooden structures with dyed burlap and pulp and a pile of twisted maps.
more info: www.jackiepartridge.com
Photographer: Eliane Excoffier