Jenny Freestone. British/American, born 1950

Jenny Freestone adopted the DC area when she moved from England in 1996. She has always been an active printmaker working in drypoint, etching, aquatint, lithograph, and viscosity etching.


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Artist Statement

My subject matter is the natural form - the overlooked, or less remarked. There is always an initial ‘wow’ factor which draws me in. This can be purely visual - a perfection of form perhaps, or the subject’s resonance with those historical, ethical or environmental matters which interest me - or both. I aim to give these small remnants of nature an iconographic stature, to enable them to stand as a reminder that, despite their vulnerability, they generate and nurture life, and that there is an importance to their placement in the natural world. I often use these natural forms in conjunction with architectural form to reinforce the connection between the human endeavor and the natural world.
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born 1950 Birmingham, England

education
1990 University of Humberside, Lincoln, England BA

work in public collections
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellow University, Pittsburgh, PA
Library of Congress, Washington DC
National Museum of American History, Washington DC
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
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