Jenny Orchard ‘All Tomorrow’s Stories’ at May Space

Posted: June 23, 2019 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Jenny Orchard’s solo exhibition ‘All Tomorrow’s Stories’ at May Space opened yesterday afternoon
I fell madly in love with her magical Monster with Windswept Branch 2019
ceramic with bronze branch
53 x 35 x 33cm
Jenny grinning with MaddyMonsterMedievalMemoriesMulticreature 2019
61 x 35 x 35cm
her fishy pet has such beautiful pointy teeth!
Kudu Catwalker 2019
ceramic, hair extensions, fibre 165 x 60 x 50cm
‘Drunkenness is a triumphant irruption of the plant in us’ Giles, Deleuze 2019
ceramic, metal base 134 x 45 x 45cm
Ra 2019
ceramic, concrete, mosaic, synthetic hair, fibre
142 x 42 x 30cm
Ra’s fabulous pointy toed shoes!
Crocodile Whisperer 2019
ceramic, mosaic, metal stand
106 x 25 x 30cm
Three worlds Treewoman with Blue Labradorite stones 2019
ceramic and labradorite stones
90 x 30 x 25cm
Guccipet 2019
ceramic, feathers, black tourmaline stones
40 x 42 x 56cm
another view of Jenny’s marvelous Monster with Windswept Branch 2019

Artist Statement: “Science tells us how close we are to other animals, we share the form of most of our organs with so many of them. Like them we have two eyes, two ears, breath and entropy, and like them we can laugh and cry. Even those who are foreign to our eyes have bodies which, like us share a genetic code and DNA that goes back through time to beginning of life on the planet. We are the future and unknowable destiny of the planet itself, now that we can manipulate the code.

My imagination is blown wild by that knowledge. I am both more and less than human through my interactions with our collective technology and consciousness.

I want to make creatures that ask Who am I, and Who are You?”

click the link to see lots more photos and details of Jenny’s wildly whimsical and wise wonders

  1. deemallon says:

    What an amazing imagination

    • Mo Crow says:

      Jenny is a true master of her art, a highly skilled ceramicist, her attention to detail is extraordinary, the most original thinker I have had the pleasure to meet.

  2. Barry says:

    Hi MC – those are some seriously creative and wild pieces – heap of imagination and work right there. Peace. B

  3. Rene Walkin says:

    OH how fabulous! Thanks for sharing these photos-amazing creativity. I love them!

  4. Tina says:

    Amazing .. reading her mission statement really helped in understanding her inspiration. Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection.

    • Mo Crow says:

      I once asked Jenny if she found it hard to let her favourite works go, her look of bemusement was classic, she is such a consummate artist, the work must leave home when its ready to make its way in the world, that’s what its for!

  5. perlhuhn52 says:

    So inspiring! Thank you for sharing Mo! )))

  6. fiona says:

    Amazing work Mo – I was particularly taken by the names/titles!

  7. Nancy says:

    So very whimsical and great teeth!

  8. Our ability to mess with genes and engineer new forms is daunting because, of course, the outcome depends entirely on the creators agenda, However, this artists agenda of calling attention to the new science facts is undeniably worthy and the ‘monsters’ are all friendly. Wonderful photos Mo.

  9. Saskia says:

    to boldly go where no woman has gone before, I LOVE it!

  10. Els says:

    wow awesome !

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