September 10 – October 28, 2020
Material World artist Jennifer Davies graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design as an illustration major. Drawing was her focus, until she discovered papermaking in the 1980s at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. From that point on paper moved from her support to her art and she experimented with paper pulp, pouring and splashing the thick liquid to create paintings, low reliefs, and three-dimensional pieces. Years later she learned about Japanese fibers and papermaking and adopted these traditions due to their focus on materiality and natural pigments. Davies fiber art draws inspiration from her earlier drawings and includes handmade paper, collage, and woven pieces that are colorful, playful, and allude to images from nature. Join Davies in her studio as she demonstrates the paper-making techniques she uses in creating pieces such as Icy Moon.