Patched

I will updating my shop and my book will be available for purchase tonight take advantage of free shipping from now until the new year!

I have been working on this book since this summer! I received a grant from the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund to fund the publication of this book!

38 pages of photographs and poems !

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Title Page of my soon to be book!

I have been using http://www.blurb.ca to publish my book Patched using the funding I received from the Waterloo Arts fund. I chose to work with Blurb because it is very user friendly and easy to use. I have only been working on it a couple of days and I am almost finished!

Like most publishing sites Blurb offers various sales at discounted rates so you can save money and get your printing done! Check out the title page sneak peek and let me know what you think? Do you like the background colour? Let me know in the comments 🙂

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Women’s Studio Workshop Residency

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

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.

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Trace and Retrace -MFA Exhibiton

I would love to invite you to the closing reception of my MFA graduating exhibition on Friday, February 2, 6-8pm.

Visual Arts Building | VA-102
Sir George Williams Campus
1395 Boul. René Levesque W.

***The gallery will also be open Wednesday January 31 (12-6pm), Thursday February 1 (12-6pm) and Saturday February 3 (12pm-6pm).

click here for more info

 

Grazing Installation

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

 

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