Photograph of Artist JILL M. ARMSTRONG
JILL M. ARMSTRONG
Calgary, Alberta - Canada



Original Artworks (7)

Jill M. Armstrong; Theme Twisted On A Cedar Plank, 2006, Original Mixed Media, 9 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  found metal cabinet door that opens with mixed materials and text on outside and inside of door  ...
Jill M. Armstrong
Original Mixed Media, 2006
9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; The Liar, 1989, Original Mixed Media, 3.5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  silver candy dish fitted with porcelain teeth set in black plasticene gums ...
Jill M. Armstrong
Original Mixed Media, 1989
3.5 x 8 inches (8.9 x 20.3 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; Trilobite Waltz, 2003, Original Mixed Media, 11 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  found objects and metallic ink on wood and leather ...
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Original Mixed Media, 2003
11 x 13 inches (27.9 x 33.0 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; Bearded, 2006, Original Painting Acrylic, 40 x 52 inches. Artwork description: 241  acrylic painting on masonite ...
Jill M. Armstrong
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
40 x 52 inches (101.6 x 132.1 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; Sublime, 2003, Original Sculpture Mixed, 5 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241  pair of women's shoes bound together with black hockey tape and finished with paraffin wax ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2003
5 x 11 inches (12.7 x 27.9 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; Serendipity, 2003, Original Sculpture Mixed, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  pair of women's shoes bound with black hockey tape and finished with paraffin wax ...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2003
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Jill M. Armstrong; Duet, 2004, Original Sculpture Mixed, 7 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 A pair of women' s shoes fitted with a set of porcelain teeth from a denturist...
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Original Mixed Media Sculpture, 2004
7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

I love the poetic image and a satisfying leap of imagination. My work is based largely on this premise and for my mixed media sculpture, I juxtapose materials and language with loaded objects (with an existing identity or history), much the same way a poet juxtaposes nouns and verbs. My work often references the body, or suggests its presence. I pull other design forms from plants and animals, but the resulting effect is usually seen as surreal, perhaps because most of the work is made from found objects. Even so, many of my more successful works often look like they grew or evolved organically as opposed to being manufactured.

Iíve often thought that my found-object sculptures are like surreal trinkets. They might be evidence of an unknown culture or someoneís personal and private collection of emotionally charged objects. I am inspired by the traditions of Surrealism, Dada, and Arte Povera.

As well as building visual art works, I also write poetry. I sometimes merge the two of them and they work well together. ...

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