The painting in my office makes me think of “school supplies” and the carefree days of elementary school. It is light and bright and brings an overall sense of joy!
Jena Thomas’s fictional landscapes explore the ways in which mankind alters the natural world. She is interested in how human beings idealize what nature is, and then use this as a basis to create artificial environments. Displaced human debris and manmade constructs such as pools, patios, and golf courses are featured prominently in her work and serve as visceral boundary lines between the fabricated and the organic. Rich color and surface texture attribute to her creation of a luscious otherworld where the imagined is entangled with reality.