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“Recent Landscapes I” (2017) 29″ x 24″
Jennifer Sargent’s Statement
Nature, whether wild or domesticated, is the primary impetus for this artwork. My concerns for the environment and my lived experiences are intensified through the slow process of tapestry weaving. The transformation into an intricate mix of pattern, texture and color help define the passage of time and its consequences.
Jennifer Sargent’s Biography
Jennifer Sargent received a BA in woven textiles from Hornsey College of Art, London, England and an MFA in Fibers from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. She studied Gobelins tapestry at the Scheuer Tapestry Studio in New York and worked there for two years; she also studied with Pat Taylor at West Dean in England.
Jennifer taught Fibers and was Director of Exhibitions at Memphis College of Art. She was the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and was named a 2016 Inductee into the Costume and Textile Institute, Nashville, TN. Jennifer’s art making concentrates on tapestries and drawings with pieces held in both private and public collections.