Autoethnography is research into a phenomenon / culture via the self. Autoethnographic art – is autoethnography via art practice also known sometimes as “visual autoethnography”.
The Art of Vulnerability
Jennyanne’s work has been described as ‘an exploration of the human condition’. It is autoethnographic in nature and ponders, questions and analyses ‘life’ from many perspectives but mainly her own ever-changing lens.
Religion, philosophy, personal history, literature, anthropology, psychology and spirituality all inform her practice which has covered all manner of characteristics, events and situations that have composed the essentials of her human existence thus far.
Themes within her work
Aspiration, Emotionality and Conflict (Fairy Tale, 2003), Growth and Aspiration (Love, Lust and Pain, 2006, The I AM Story 2010), Relationships and Love (This Cuckoo Thing, 2007, Tell Me Something About Your First Love 2008-2011), The meaning of Life (Unanswerable Questions, 2006-2008), Perceptions of the Self, feminism and femininity (Mirror Mirror 2005 and An Intimate Distance, 2008), Mortality and Mental Health (The Tale of Annie Get Your Gun, 2010, A Life Lived Through Lillies 2012), Personal Growth (Mandala, 2018) Education and perceptions of the other (An elegy aimed at the arrogant, 2012) and Rape 2018, Reclaiming my Red).
Jennyanne is currently casting 1000 arms of Avoloketishvara and creating a body of work around her 2018 diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder in ‘My Bipolar Coming out Story’ to be exhibited in May 2020 as part of the Stigma exhibition that she is co-curating at The Artworks
Jennyanne is a mixed media fine artist whose practice mixes traditional sculptural methods with performance and spoken word. She oftentimes describes her life as her art and generally does not distinguish between her practice and her participatory work.
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