Jeni Ross

Artist, Maker

My work involves contrasts and cycles; earth and air, night and day, negative and positive. These are interpreted using qualities of theatre; movement, colour and illumination, the interplay of planes and textures. Influences My influences are culturally diverse; Fine Art, Performance, Literature and Life. I have returned to Shakespeare's "Tempest" a number of times and the concepts of 'Earth and Air, Art and Nature' reflect my interest in two sides of the same world.  I originally trained as a sculptor and later, following a period of research into woven tapestry at Farnham, (now U.C.A) I began working with textiles. I obtained a major commission in 1988 for Lambeth Palace Chapel in London and commissions have since formed an important part of my work. Each project is different and affords an exciting challenge to combine colour, movement and content and to integrate these sympathetically into a specific location. I have worked successfully with many different clients on a wide variety of projects. I am continuing to explore areas of interest to me and to develop new work.

Location Farnham, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Arts in health, Built environment, Public art, Private commissions
Artforms / type of project Public Art, Textiles
Tags Artist, Maker, Textile Art, Tapestry, Public Art, Colour, Rugs, Wall Hangings, Contemporary