Posts by: jbattenfield
Image: 12×48 inches, variable | Sheet: 24×60 inches.
The “Water” series explores the meditative state arising from giving attention to a single aspect of nature, in this case, water movement. The woodblock prints reflect this process and the laborious process of carving the wood becomes a labor of love as it reenacts the original intimacy of experience. Likewise, the woodcuts explore similarities of […]
Image: 14×52 inches. Sheet: 20×60 inches. Woodblock print on mixed media collage. The Mashomack Preserve was bought by the Nature Conservancy to preserve an important habitat on Shelter Island, located between the eastern forks of Long Island. The woodblock is from a branching image of maple leaves taken at the Preserve and rearranged into four […]
Image: 10×18 inches | Sheet: 22×30 inches In this series I turned my attention to the gestures and sinuous lines created by branching tree limbs and vines
Sheet and images: 20×36 inches, variable. I admire the incredible work created by papermakers all over the world and wanted to make my own for this series. With expert help at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York and after a lot of experimentation, I found what I looking for with pigmented paper pulp. I worked […]
I am working in abstraction with a vocabulary of recognizable natural forms. These works draw upon two natural but disparate processes: the gestural unfolding and leafing of a branching tree limb, and the physical properties and behaviors of paint pigments.
Paintings on canvas by Jackie Battenfield.
Image: 21×30 inches Sheet: 47×32 inches.
Image: 10×30 inches Sheet: 22×42 inches These works capture an arrested moment through the painterly tension which is created between the deep space of a intensely colored field, the floating marks of expressive materials imbedded in the sheet (bamboo leaves, horsehair, gold leaf slivers), and the hard edge of the cut paper.