Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Meet Etsy Collage Artist: stilettoheights

Mixed media and collage artist Jennifer Gordon is originally from New Hampshire, but currently resides in Columbus Ohio. She was "transplanted here 4 years ago, and still feel like a fish out of water." Self taught, she jokes, "I think I picked up a lot through osmosis while working as an artist model in college." She studied acting "before retiring to the quiet life of a starving artist." Love is her inspiration - "more specifically unrequited love, I love the idea of longing for someone or missing someone. I love bittersweet love stories and that is what I am trying to convey with my work." She also has a fascination with "old photos, French wallpaper, manor houses that have fallen into almost ruin, handwriting, and fashion." She eloquently describes her style as "Neo-Victorian with a hint of melancholy and film noir." Although she's been collaging since she was a little girl, she became serious about it two and a half years ago. She has managed to turn her art into her career, but admits that it is "both scary and liberating." Today just happens to be her wedding day. Please check out her shop: http://stilettoheights.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

5 comments:

Mary Rogers said...

Wendy, you pick a great one this time. It's so nice that you take the time to compliment other artists. I enjoy your blog.

DreamON said...

What a cool painting. Enjoyed your article.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

I am in love with Jenn's work, she is one of my favorite Etsy artists already! :~) Her work has a whimsical feel without being kitchy which I just love!

Great blogger too, if you haven't seen it I recommend checking it out she is fun & an excellent writer http://stilettoheights.blogspot.com

Dharma Designs said...

Thanks! :-)

Dharma Designs said...

Thanks! :-)