This painting is meant to build me up and has me feel like I am able to take on the world and any issues that comes my way. This painting was purposefully hung so when I leave my desk, I stare at it and then build a fire inside of me that I will take with me to wherever I go after leaving my office. This fire is full of passion for my work and the clients the firm represents.
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.