Thursday, August 9, 2012
I went in the other day to style the exuberant Rose Collar that is on display and can attest that the show looks spectacular! Some great concurrent exhibits too…it is definitely worth the trip (and check out the Spanish Mission while you’re there: gorgeous)
I’m planning on getting some pictures at the opening on Oct 4th….stay tuned
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
I am really enjoying the new app for photos called Instagram. It allows me to take casual images of work in progress or little snapshots of daily-goings-ons and share them in an informal way. Here are some recent felt paintings snapped on the app, which uses filters to play with the mood and grain of the image. You can follow the developments of this little photo experiment at this link: http://statigr.am/jennegiles
Between Instagram & Pinterest, there is so much visual candy out there to marvel at! What’s a visual girl to do??
Sunday, April 22, 2012
My felted wool & mixed media piece, Flue, is on the auction block at the Lab’s upcoming fundraising event. Support a great space & get great art!
It is bittersweet to see a piece go but I know it will go to a great home and will be an incentive to make new work. Gotta let the love flow…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Wedded by Jenne Giles 2011
felted wool, mixed media
Today is the first anniversary of my my marriage. My husband and I have been together for 9 years and, as many do, I did not think things would change that much after the ceremony. I have been surprised in many ways by the profound changes that did follow: more trust, better cooperation & communication, and certainly better balance. Our marriage and mutual support has given me a profound sense of security that I did not feel previously. One does become one half of a greater whole.
This painting, Wedded, was completed just prior to our ceremony. It evokes the atomic relationship between partnerships and the greater interrelationship of parts that make stabile societies. I hope that it conveys the buoyancy and humor that I feel are required to make a resilient and lasting bond.