Trees: Intimate Portraits by Jennifer Weigel

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Photography Artist’s Statement:
I have always photographed things that catch my eye, especially the more mundane or overlooked those things might be. I am particularly drawn to details of nature & sky and the view looking up. I began printing more of my photography on alternative materials in 2014. When printing on such materials, I perceive of each photograph as an original one-of-a-kind work, so each is printed in a unique edition of only one.

About the Artist:
Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist currently living in McPherson, KS. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance, photography, video and writing. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially as it pertains to gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Weigel’s art has been exhibited nationally and has won numerous awards.

About the Tree Portraits:
The tree portraits are an ongoing series of close up photographs of tree bark. I love how much history is captured in and conveyed through the outer skin. Scars, burls, peeling paper bark, lichen, insect & animal markings... each offers a different sense of connection, casting each tree as a unique individual and revealing age, beauty, hardship…


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