Jeannine Bardo

Artist Statement

My interdisciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, fiber arts and collaboration in which the disciplines often converge in the making. My current work focuses on humanity’s constant struggle for control of the natural world. Through my process I play the role of builder and destroyer, an analogy illustrating the capacity for both the beauty and carnage that exists in life itself.

My painting process is alchemical. With the landscape in mind, the canvas takes shape. Folded/ gathered/ rising from the flat plane it begins as a sculpture. Pigment is poured/ brushed/ dusted. The edifice unfolds and a painting emerges. The materials used often hold metaphorical and/or physical associations to the subject.

Weaving forms structure, a web to gather what’s been lost, warp and weft as a natural grid, order imposed with delicate fibers, ancient and modern, skin and bones. Seductive materials forgive imperfections and create a façade that can unravel with the pluck of one thread.