• Tender



Title: Tender
Artist: Jennybird Alcantara
Materials: Oil on bisque porcelain 
Wall hanging / tabletop sculpture measuring 9" high, 6" wide and 4" deep.

About the Artist:

Jennybird Alcantara's work explores mystery, transformation, and the sacred. Existing between a waking and dream state, the archetypical anthropomorphic is nature fable and divinity exemplified. Taking inspiration from the symbol-rich mythological and religious works of the Renaissance, as well as classic fairy tales and daydreams, these works attempt to weave together a landscape where newly discovered saints, heroines and martyrs are explored, canonized, and exalted. Animal-bodied girls are the gate-keepers as well as the key. Intuition holds the hand of mystery and endless possibility is born. Hybrid creatures and organisms inhabit this landscape, helping to uncover the natural progression in the growth cycle of the heart or what it might look like just below the skin, or under the petticoats of extraordinary girls. With a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, Jennybird has enjoyed solo shows since 2001. Earlier this year, “Lullaby of the Bounty in Repose” was shown at KP Projects in Los Angeles.