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Jennyfer Stratman
Pixelated Landscapes | Sculptures by Jennyfer Stratman | Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian
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Pixelated Landscapes - Sculptures

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Pixelated Landscapes presents two congruent landscapes in a mixed media installation. From a distance the work appears to be a blur of color and texture. As one moves move closer to the work landscapes form, trees come into focus and the movement of the layered skyline dances on the horizon.

As a whole the work evokes a feeling of vastness, but examined close up, each “pixel” is an artistic composition in its own right. The pixels are fragments of memory and each memory hangs delicately from threads interconnected to overhanging branches. The branches represent a conglomerate of our memories which combine to recreate our own internal landscapes.

This piece employs a range of artistic techniques and materials. Each landscape is a one of a kind. The rich and textured colors were developed from multiple, individual layers of printers ink worked through an etching press. Trees were then drawn over the resulting monoprint. The landscapes were dissected into 264 “pixels” and framed in vintage, medium format slide binders. These slides were suspended from cast bronze hooks welded to branches of forged steel.

My work reveals a personal journey by contemplating the interior landscape of the psyche and how this resonates with my experience of the exterior world. This piece is a continued exploration of the interconnections of all things from the subatomic to the galactic, expressed primarily through natural elements.

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Jennyfer Stratman
Meet the Creator
Jennyfer Stratman grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1992 she commenced her studies at Arizona State University majoring in visual arts and art education. Stratman had entered academia as a ceramicist. With each passing semester the scale of her creations expanded and the material limitations of working with clay ultimately led her to the university foundry. This opened a door into another world of creative possibilities, profoundly changing her artistic direction. She replaced fired clay with larger scale bronze, steel and mixed media sculptures yet retained a delicacy, intimacy and intricacy imbued from the ceramic process.
In 1997, Stratman completed her studies for a career as an emerging metal sculptor. Today she is a full time established artist with studios operating in Phoenix, Arizona and Melbourne, Australia. Her time is divided between the two countries with each location informing and influencing the creative process. She has exhibited in 28 solo exhibitions and over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Stratman is represented by galleries in the United States, England and Australia. She is a regularly featured artist in Art Fairs across the United States, Asia and the United Kingdom. Her indoor and outdoor sculptures are held in public and private collections in countries including the United States, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel, England and Europe.