I make an extra effort to see it every day with a quick walk around. The art, a tiny painting, has one thing that draws me to it: the pool. A secluded pool surrounded by tall, dark green trees and green grass, it makes me want to jump in and get lost. #turquoise
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.