Jennifer has long been interested in investigating the echoes of form and design that permeate our world. She studies various aspects of the natural world, including microscopic imagery and pictures of the universe. By layering observed drawings and abstract patterns she explores the mysterious patterns that connect us all.
In the body of work named "Echo", the work is primarily acrylic ink, watercolor, pencil, and pen on paper. She beganthe work in one of two ways. The first technique was to create a gesture with acrylic ink, at times creating a print of that gesture on another paper. This diptych then became her starting point as she created layers of intricate patterns based on images from biology, nature, physics, space, mathematics, architecture, and mapping. The second technique was to start with creating structures within the space of the page, adding more painterly, loose elements at a later stage. These structures were, at times, constructed with collaged strips from paper that Jennifer had painted.
In the series "100 + 1", Jennifer created all of the work using the same starting point. She put down a first series of unplanned marks on each page with acrylic ink. Then,working on one at a time, in succession, she let each work grow organically, allowing for both order and entropy, reflecting a range of processes encountered in the natural world.
All of these works focus on Jennifer's desire to connect with the world beyond our everyday sight. Jennifer looks to science and poetry to open the layers of reality that are beyond and between ordinary human experience. Her process involves playing with spontaneity, control, order, and chaos in a way that creates juxtapositions and layers that inspire wonder and a connection or familiarity within the viewer.