Meet Your Representative Jennie Johnston

I consider working with fabric to be a language.  This language is warm and inviting even if the message being conveyed is not. My interaction with the cloth that I stitch is a process of transformation that has become meditation and communion. My work studies the human condition as it relates to nature, identity, ancestry and social justice.

During my last year of fine art study at Mount Allison University in Sackville New Brunswick I began using embroidery.  As the years progressed quilting worked its way into my pieces. Mixed media quilts have resulted from this evolution.  Techniques I use are paint, photo transfer, embroidery and quilting, mostly by hand.

Recently I completed a City & Guilds Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting.  My work is featured alongside other Western Canadian artists in the beautiful Imago Mundi Oh West Canada! Book and has been shown in juried group shows in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, the U.S, and Italy.

Ode To Hilma Af Klint

Ode To Hilma Af Klint
© 2016 Jennie Johnston
23" x 41"