Lot 26 - Jenifer Corker - I Am A Spiritual Person
Acetate and Silk Embroidery Thread
Signed on Verso
Curated by Carrie Scott
I am an artist who likes to cross discipline boundaries, moving fluidly between pattern cutting, jewellery & metal work, embroidery, and, fine art.
I visualize my thoughts, emotions, and observations through freehand machine embroidery. I was introduced to this medium by my Aunt when I was 15 and instantly felt a connection.
Photography has always been a key element in my work, and it is often an inspiration and starting point for an embroidery. Life drawing classes are also an important component in my work, observing the human form and the spirit and energy that is projected from a person.
Throughout the process of looking and laying down the charcoal marks, I work in anticipation of the final stitches, that way the story unfolds with controlled energy.
I see a parallel between analog photography and the process of freehand embroidering with a domestic sewing machine. It is a blend of skillful purpose with an element of chance and accident.
1983 BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles from Middlesex Poly
1990 MA in Metalwork & Jewellery from the Royal College of Art
2022 Sue Tilley's 'Together We Draw' at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2022 ‘Love, Celebration and the Road Ahead' at TJ Boulting
2022 ‘Hastings Open 2022’ at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
2020 Illustrator for SHOWstudio’s coverage of Paris Fashion Week
2019 ING Discerning Eye annual exhibition - invited artist
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artworks
These postcards are based on a previous body of work which responded to the concept of a self-portrait.
'Can One Ever Be A Good Mother And A Great Artist?’ was a question I asked myself again and again when bringing up my children. As we played games and puzzles to stretch their minds, I was probing my own experiences for answers to this question. The pin holes are stitches without thread.
'I Am A Spiritual Person' is in part reference to when the Ancient Greeks were first experimenting with distilling wine to reach spiritual enlightenment. I stitched the Gallbladder Meridian using the colour for the Solar Plexus, yellow. The gallbladder works closely with it’s twin organ the Liver. It is the Meridian responsible for choosing between options, good judgment and decision making.
You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do. Anyone found doing so will be subject to legal action.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.