This limited edition 19" W x 13" H framed archival pigment print features my artist's interpretation of a world map:
"I created the mixed media work in 2016 as a private commission for a residence. The border is composed of atlas fragments and is hand stamped to mimic coordinates. The blue water field consists of watercolor, blocks of handmade paper, and inked lines tracing the paths of ocean currents. Major physical features are represented, from rivers to mountain ranges and deserts. I used a range of media; in addition to those listed a viewer can spot leather, vintage maps, embroidery floss, and colored pencil. The print is signed, numbered, and printed on a heavy cotton rag paper."
Jennifer Radil uses vintage maps, paint, pencils and coiled string, to create collaged topographical maps unlike those you've seen in any atlas. Her current residential commission is a large mixed media map of Augusta National Golf Club, where the Masters is played.
Jennifer spent three months at Craig Hospital after sustaining a spinal cord injury in 2000, at age 19. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Studio Art, and received a master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in 2006.
Jennifer was honored to be on the cover of Craig's Movin' On publication in 2017 (where she is shown creating "Mappa Mundi," the piece you see before you). She is the recipient of a Creative Access Residency for Writers and Artists With Spinal Cord Injury, and, as a result, will spend several weeks in residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute this summer.
A registered art therapist and teaching artist, she balances facilitating creative opportunities for others with creating her own work out of her studio, in Omaha, NE. Her work is featured in the gift shop of Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum and in several private and commercial venues. To see her map of Augusta and other works, visit her website, jenniferradilstudio.com.
Donated By Jennifer Radil