|'She Can't See the Forest Through the Trees'|
I first saw Jenny's work in Providence RI at the biannual Weaving Conference that I attended in July. One of her tapestries was in the member exhibit 'Lively Experiments'. her large tapestry was called 'She Can't See the Forest Through the Trees' about 30 inches by 60 inches. I tried to upload a picture from my Convergence CD but that did not work see above.
So this is the picture (below) I was able to take at her presentation.
Unfortunately it is not hanging so it loses some of its impact. The leaves on the top were to hang 6 inches in front of the tapestry and they are all beaded open leaves.
|'She Can't See the Forest Through the Trees' by Jenny Schu|
true tapestry technique.
She has been incorporating words into her tapestries from blowing up cartoons she creates on the computer with various font styles.
She works on a large floor loom for her large tapestries but shared with us work on a small tapestry loom she was using in the cabin with a head lamp for light. Jenny's themes are nature related therefore her interest in the wilderness Artist in Residence program.
Jenny is an active member of the Michigan Handweavers Guild and the HGA representative for the guild.
|3 D tree branches are beaded over a clay form she created.|
|Jenny at the Porkies Folk School|
|Jenny's many beaded earnings|
I did not get pictures of her beaded bracelets that were beautiful, they were lovely pieces of art.
Her beaded leaves incorporate woven fabric in the center of the leaves.