SCOPE Miami Beach 2016
“The fairer one in this tale is a bouquet. She a bounty teaming with life. The characteristics of her being are illuminated by her transmutation. She is beauty and mystery, she is innocence and she is cunning, she is devouring and sacrifice, knowledge and curiosity, she is haunting and she is haunted; she is, “Still life with a Pulse”. MY work explores mystery, transformation and the sacred. Existing between a waking and dream state, the archetypal anthropomorphic creatures that are a part of my visual language attempt to illuminate the invisible threads of connection between sentient beings and the environments they inhabit. Depictions of Flora and Fauna integrated with the human and animal characters serve as metaphor for the connections between all living things; Darkness and light are at constant play and I try to maintain a tender balance between the two.” – Jennybird Alcantara
About Jennybird Alcantara:
Jennybird Alcantara is a Contemporary Surrealist painter. She was born in New York City, her family moved to California when she was still a baby where she was raised alongside 3 sisters and a brother in Napa California. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995 and presently lives and works in Oakland, California with her husband John and 2 black darling dogs, Sailor and Vegas. Jennybird’s work has been exhibited broadly in the US and Europe and is in private collections worldwide. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and artist anthologies. Jennybird’s work is currently included in the traveling Museum exhibition “Turn the Page” A 10 year retrospective of Hi Fructose Magazine at Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art , which then goes on to Akron Art Museum of Akron, Ohio and Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.