Jessica Keemer Designs - What's Left: an ecological art exhibit
Jessica Keemer will be displaying her jewelry and sculptural forms in an exhibit in the North Gallery of Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of January. The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy a First Friday Opening Reception on January 7th from 5pm until 8pm.
Jessica Keemer makes objects that respect and are influenced by the natural environement. “Seeing myself as part of the natural world, I recognize the balance between humans and nature and that of being from the same entity,” notes Keemer. She finds influence and inspiration in the flora and fauna that surrounds her and says that making art is about discovering. She is very conscious about the materials she chooses, selecting only those that have been responsibly mined, collected or purchased. “Each piece holds a memory of the natural world through the form and texture,” Keemer explains. “The colors I choose to use represent the different graduations in nature.” Keemer hopes her pieces will create conversations about the environment and the balance between humans and nature, inspiring others to reflect and inform themselves about the current ecological issues that we face.
Jessica Keemer is a studio artist from Lancaster. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art at Millersville University and studied jewelry making at The New Approach Jewelers School in Virginia Beach. For more information and images of her artwork, please visit www.jessicakeemer.com.