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The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here | Jennifer Davies

The Million-Petaled Flower of Being Here is a writing project by author/artist Jacquelyn Gleisner, who will interview a range of artists from different backgrounds and ages to present a nuanced picture of how artists change over the span of their careers. This project is one of our Older but Younger Special Commissions.

Jennifer Davies lifts a large sheet of handmade paper into the air. It floats for a moment in front of the window, as the late afternoon sunlight passes through the transparent network of off-white Kozo fibers. Inside her third-floor studio at Erector Square, Davies’s delicate fiber works fill a wall of flat files and they rest between oversized sheets of glassine on tables. On one wall, she has pinned several recent experiments from a papermaking workshop led by Hartford-based artist Hong Hong. For many decades, her work has been rooted in fiber, weaving it into sculptural wall hangings, sewing layers of it together, or pressing its pulp onto the bark of trees to replicate its crusty texture.” Continue Reading on Connecticut Art Review

Artspace will print excerpts from these interviews in a section of the printed City-Wide Open Studios guide, and the full interviews will be available on Gleisner’s online art blog, Connecticut Art Review.