The stories behind jennines arresting bronze figures are firmly rooted in her own life; for her, sculpture is not a new departure, but relates back to her childhood; it has given her the freedom to express her personal experience as she explains:... more
"from the age of 7 to 21 dance and gymnastics were an important part of my life, and i believe that this fact has played a huge role in my work. these activities provide a way for the human body to express its energy through graceful or interesting curves and lines, creating movement and shape. in much the same way, my sculpture expresses movement, shape and texture - the female form imaginatively evoked through curves and shapes.
Many of my ideas seem to materialise from nowhere, yet i know the seeds are sown (and worked on subconsciously) by experiences i encounter daily, people i meet or places i visit, indeed from all aspects of the world around me from past and present. inspiration from natural weathered erosion for instance offers a contrasting juxtaposition of smooth to textured surfaces, encouraging sensitivity to texture and form. interesting shapes and lines are created in the natural world wherever you look and from every angle."