Piece description from the artist
This photo was taken in my home town, Binghamton, NY when I made one of my last trips back to visit my parents there. The door floats mysteriously from a high floor of an old building, obviously rendered inaccessible during an earlier iteration. It still stands as a beacon of possibility, while the variations in the bricks around it speak to layers of history.
Jenny Wilde is a photographer and mixed media artist residing in Houston, TX. She has a studio space (Studio 20) at Hardy and Nance Studios, which she shares with renowned Houston photographer Kenneth Hudson.
Jenny creates on the premise that photography is ultimately an act of nostalgia in our disposable world. Her work evokes a sense of history through the selection of her subject matter, emphasis on details and textures such as grit and rust, and stylistic choices in finishing her images. The lasting impression is one of connection with lives lived before us, destabilized by anxiety in these connections disappearing. Her art is thus a celebration as well as a requiem.
Jenny goes beyond the original photographic image in the fabrication of her mixed media work using mostly reclaimed materials such as antique wood and architectural elements, combined with layers of acrylics, ink, gels, and stains. Each completed piece is the culmination of a unique journey that is dictated by the image and the materials in organic transformation. The process is an expression of her worldview: there are no extra things.