Nest & Tessellate
Artist: Jeanine Malec
Painting - Other
Nest and Tessellate explores magical symbols, pattern language and seasonal crafts derived from traditional folk arts. My practice seeks to connect with ancestral art forms, reimagine folk charms and build relationships within community around these interests. Symbols charged with intention have been used for millennia as agents of healing and protection on textiles, buildings and household tools. Gathering precedents from around the Midwest and beyond; I hope to draw parallels between diverse sources, identify shared meanings and with help from collaborators, develop new visual lexicons reflective of current needs. The goal is to create a magical folk art for our time.
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