About this item
"Spring Parasols" is a beautiful, breezy artwork is perfect for livening up a plain space with fun color layered on paper parasols, shellacked down securely to the surface. Lovely for foyer or entryway, lively for living room, and dreamy for the bedroom. Rich, beautiful tones of pink, red, aqua, gold, black and white.
Materials: paper, ink, shellac, gesso, fabric, gold leaf, paper parasols, parasols
Dimensions: 45" h x 44" w x 3" d
Jen Swearington grew up in a small Indiana town, but has been based in Asheville, NC since 2000. She earned a BFA in sculpture from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1997 and an MFA in Fibers from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2000. She went on to become an artist-in-residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN 2001- 2002. Her mixed media paintings and quilts are exhibited widely, including Quilt National 2003 and 2005, Surface Design Journal, Fiberarts Design Book 7, and graced the cover of Fiberarts magazine. Jen demonstrated screen-printing a silk scarf in her studio for HGTV’s “That’s Clever!”
Swearington recycles her imagery onto Jennythreads, her line of handmade, hand-dyed silk wonders to wear, which are available in more than 30 galleries throughout the United States. Jennythreads won the Buyer’s Market of American Craft’s Merit Award in 2005 as well as numerous awards in fine art and craft fairs.
While she is a full time artist, Swearington is also an adjunct professor in the Arts & Ideas program at UNC-Asheville and in the Fibers Department at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and frequently travels to teach fibers workshops.
Catalog number 175
|kchyka||8:58am 20 May 2021||$375|
|R Hull||6:40am 14 May 2021||$250|