Branch by Jenny Balisle

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Artist Statement

"Title: Branch Medium: Pen and Ink Drawing on Paper Description: My artwork investigates diverse cultures and relationships between manmade and natural environments. Fascinated by flight or disorientation, I merge together disparate experiences to create new narratives. Muir Woods National Monument is located just 12 miles north of San Francisco protecting old growth Coastal Redwoods. Branch is inspired by the lines and patterns found exclusively hidden under the umbrella of Redwood branches. The filtered light highlights the bark, leaves, and twisted roots stretching towards the sun. My drawing reflects how our natural habitat demands our protection." - Jenny Balisle

Jenny E. Balisle earned a B.A. in Art and Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a M.F.A. from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows including the de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, Art Museum of Los Gatos, Gallery 555 of the Oakland Museum of California, Chicago Cultural Center, Korean Cultural Center, Harvard University, Farmington Museum, Museu Brasileiro Sao Paulo and Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute Art Museum in China. Her work has been featured in such publications as ZYZZYVA journal, Sculptural Pursuits Magazine, The Drum Literary Magazine, and NONPROFIT QUATERLY. She was also commissioned for the original Hearts in San Francisco public art and South San Francisco Utility Box Mural Project. Balisle currently works as an artist, curator, advocate, writer, lecturer, and M.F.A. instructor at the Academy of Art University. Locally, she serves on the Public Art Advisory Committee and as a Richmond Arts & Culture Commissioner.

About Vote Our Planet

Vote Our Planet is a collection of political protest posters to communicate Patagonia’s belief that our country’s economy, security and future are wholly dependent on a healthy environment and urging all of us to take action and vote to protect our planet. A 2016 election season collaboration with Patagonia.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.




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