Under an Urban Sky: Jennifer Seymour

24 Oct

I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but it makes me crave a big city.  A city with bustling sidewalks and tall buildings.  Mr. Forager and I are still trying to figure out if we’re urban or small town people.  The work of British Columbian artist Jennifer Seymour definitely has me leaning toward big city life.

Oscillations, mixed media on panel, 48×24

Seymour’s works begin as photographs she’s saved and collected over time and are then reworked with layers of charcoal, pastel and glaze resulting in pieces that glow.  It’s as if all those reflective surfaces and city lights are caught in one hurried moment after another.

Jump Start, mixed media on panel, 24×24

Distant Constellation, mixed media on panel, 48×24

These mixed media works capture what I love most about urban centers– the energy, that glimpse of mountains or river just beyond the skyscrapers, the feeling of endless possibility and opportunity.

Skywalk, mixed media on panel, 48×24

To see more of Jennifer Seymour’s work, please visit her website.  I’ll be here in yet another small town, dreaming of a more metropolitan life. 😉

Artist found via one of her representing galleries, Sopa Fine Arts.

All images are via the artist’s website.

4 Responses to “Under an Urban Sky: Jennifer Seymour”

  1. Haley October 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Beautiful! I’m sure these are incredible in person.

    • Lesley October 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      I can only imagine they are even more stunning up close!

  2. 35andupcynicismonhold October 25, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    wow! her works are excellent… thanks for this feature. hello, forager 😉

  3. stuartryder November 2, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    I love the colour palette and the sense of vertical blur as if you only get a quick glance up and down the buildings.

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