Muted + Milky
Jacquelyne Pierson
muted
By Jacquelyne Pierson
twenty four weeks
By Jacquelyne Pierson
hallucinations, two
By Jacquelyne Pierson
orange, polaroid
By Jacquelyne Pierson
clementine
By Jacquelyne Pierson
for my son
By Jacquelyne Pierson
hallucinations, one
By Jacquelyne Pierson
milky
By Jacquelyne Pierson
stitched and sewn
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 1
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 2
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 3
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 4
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 5
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 6
By Jacquelyne Pierson
a story for my son, 7
By Jacquelyne Pierson
self portrait
By Jacquelyne Pierson
Artist Statement
Muted and Milky: on the body

My work is visual and conceptual - blending these approaches within analogue photography, polaroids, hand cast glass and stitched photographs. The relation between visualization and process stem from my body - chronic illness, loss of vision and pregnancy. These anxieties about my health and motherhood have been the inspiration behind my current works.

My pregnancy has inspired me to explore alternative processes, specifically sand casting glass and printing cyanotypes on vellum. Working with my hands in water and fire and being able to feel and have a sense of touch is the foundation of my work. This touch is the touch I anticipate will be significant in my relationship with my son. I am writing my own language, in the form of poetry and free writing, where my work imagined through feeling. This sense of feeling is something we have lost through the Pandemic, something I am trying to bring back through my work.

The significance of the earth elements, the cyclical nature of the glass pieces, the polaroid burns, the stitched self-portraits, and the layering processes in which I explore, is how I am learning from something more powerful than the human and the body. My collection of works - represent my visual work, which is ambitious and emphatic while consciously resembling the womb, the mind, and the landscape.