Monday, May 3, 2010


Well, after 4 years of hard work and extreme life changes, I received my BFA on the weekend. And i can honestly say that after over 20 years of painting and all this education, i am only just beginning to understand where my work is going and what it is about. Something i've begun to think about a lot lately is the word "transformation". It can mean so many things, from the transformation of myself over the past four years, to the transformation of trash into art, to the transformation of shiny things into a murder of crows. We are constantly in flux, we never stop changing, and those of us who can truly give in to that will be able to begin to see the true beauty in life. I used to think that permanence was where it was at. I learned that from my parents, and i suppose that it's just the way they were brought up, it doesn't mean it's wrong, it's just different now i guess. Now i am beginning to understand that permanence is not all it's cracked up to be, we need to shift and change and move with the wind. And that's what life is about, as is my piece "Migraton" which i am here with on opening night of the ECU Grad Show.


  1. I love your thoughts on change, as I am in the midst of change myself at the moment and this rings very true. Congrats on the new blog. *hugs*

  2. Fabulous and congratulations Jen! You've worked so hard and you deserve a bright and shiney future. Well done girlfriend!! I am *so* proud of you!!