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[New Gallery] Jeanie Pratt


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Artist: Jeanie Pratt
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/jeaniepratt.htm

As a fiber artist who now works with metal, I find that after 30
years, I am still striving to turn straw into gold! I am passionate
about discovering the surprises of using fiber techniques in my work
with copper, silver, gold and niobium. With a weaver’s eye for
color, I explore the processes of applying patinas and enamels, as
well as incorporating gemstones and beads into my work.

My designs and patterns have been inspired by the study of
traditional textiles that I encountered while living in West Africa
, Guatemala , and the United Kingdom . My organic geometric shapes
are derived from my earlier studies of entomology, botany and my
love of natural history in general.

I love to pursue possibilities that emerge from within the solitude
of my garden shed studio. Fiber arts counterbalance the intense human
contact and often illogical bureaucracy of my “day job” at Social
Services. I lose myself in time through detailed labor-intensive
processes. I strive to push my own limits as well as the limits of
the techniques and materials that I use.


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I lose myself in time through detailed labor-intensive processes. I
strive to push my own limits as well as the limits of the
techniques and materials that I use. 

jeanie, your stuff is awesome, the flattened wire looks so
maleated, and blends into the settings with grace, the rosas is
another great design with the grid cut stone and the woven wire
playing on each other, and the woven fabric pieces are very
intricate looking, very inspired by your effort and dedication ,
dp


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 Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/jeaniepratt.htm 

Great work Jeanie…!!!

The colors are absolutely a world of wonders.
Hema


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Artist: Jeanie Pratt
 Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/jeaniepratt.htm 

I second the enthusiastic kudos from other Orchid members. I too was
inspired by Jeannie Pratt’s stunning and interesting work.

I also think her “artist’s statement” is one of the best I have ever
read. Last March (and earlier, check the archives) we had an
extensive discussion about these blurbs most of us hate writing. Not
only was Jeannie’s well written - not a clich=E9 to be found - but
it’s 3 succinct paragraphs give us a clear understanding of her
influences, materials and processes. She packs a huge amount of
specific into very few works.

She gives us just enough personal to share a sense of
who she is. As a reader of these statements I don’t want to know the
names of anyone’s cats but I do want a glimpse of the whole person
and a closer look at the artist. Jeannie Pratt gave us that and
more. This statement makes me want to see (touch, feel, own) her
work and meet her. Isn’t that the purpose?

Beverly