Jeanne Garrett: Mixed Media: Photo Threads

Opening: Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 6 – 9 pm
Saturday, Nov 19, 2022 – Jan 8, 2023

18620 E. Belvidere Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030

ELEMENTS:  Earth, Wind, Water, Fire – Fraying at the Edges 

Photo-based Art Exploring Climate Change

Opening Receptions:

Saturday, November 19, 6-9pm

Saturday, December 17, 6-9pm

Throughout her travels, Jeanne Garrett has witnessed the impact of climate change -- the scars left by timber cuts and charred remains of forest fires in the western United States, the devastation caused by tornadoes in the Midwest, and the battering of shorelines when storms ravage our Great Lakes.  Closer to my home, she has seen firsthand the loss of a beloved wetland due to encroaching urbanization. These experiences inspired her to create “ELEMENTS:  Earth, Wind, Water, Fire – Fraying at the Edges” to increase and deepen awareness of climate change as something not just happening far away, but also happening right in our backyards.

Garrett combines her two passions – sewing and photography – to create a digital photograph enhanced with texture from stitching and other materials.  After selecting the image, she spends quite a bit of time reflecting and contemplating in order to land on the final composition. During this time of contemplation, she makes decisions about how to achieve her creative vision letting the uniqueness of the image determine how she will embellish it. Each work has texture; some have movement from loosely hanging threads and some have shine from metallic threads. Each image is unique and one of a kind.

With this body of work, Garrett invites the viewer to have a tactile and emotionally moving experience with the image that yields a deeper awareness of the challenges we face as stewards of our fragile earth.