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Jenny Hearn

Fissures, Fossils and Fragments

Fissures, Fossils and Fragments
Jenny Hearn


Title: Fissures, Fossils and Fragments

Description: I have a broad academic and practical experience in the visual arts. In my ‘previous lives’ I have been art teacher, librarian, interior designer, perpetual student, wife and mother, all of which I have pursued with great enthusiasm. In the early days I was a self-taught contemporary artist, relying on books, magazines, and experimentation in evolving the quilting process. Since the first quilt show I attended in 1994, I have tried to attend every class available given by the more avant-garde quilters and have benefited greatly from these experiences.

My work is illustrative and I have always had an interest in fossils. This piece is part of a series called, ‘Stars on the Rocks,’ and is about my fascination for prehistoric life. Fossils in Renaissance times were thought to be ornaments strewn over the earth by some magical force. It was only in the 1800’s that it was understood that fossils were the remains of living organisms.

On a recent trip to the Smithsonian I was inspired to create a quilt depicting this, with imagery of a bedding plane of shelly limestone.

Dimensions: 25cm X 25cm

Materials: Machine embroidery, fabric collage and scribble stitch

Exhibition: Major Minors I




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Glacial Flow<br>Fragments, Fissures and Fossils series.

Glacial Flow
Fragments, Fissures and Fossils series.
Jenny Hearn


Title: Glacial Flow
Fragments, Fissures and Fossils series.

Description: It is important to live your life with as little mean spiritness as possible. Kindness, empathy and laughter impact strongly on each and every one of us, eventually clothing our spirits and preparing us for the only certainty in life..death.

Dimensions: 25 cm x 25 cm

Materials: Patchwork, appliqué, reverses appliqué, machine embroidery and scribble stitch

Exhibition: Major Minors II




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Divination Board

Divination Board
Jenny Hearn


Title: Divination Board

Description: Divination is practiced by all cultures, ranging from Australian Aboriginal to Native American.

This board is my interpretation of the African sand tray, which is knocked rhythmically with a stick, and the resulting patterns deciphered by the initiated.

Dimensions: 25cm x 25cm

Materials: Machine embroidery, appliquéd onto painted canvass. Some areas are stuffed from behind.

Exhibition: Major Minors II




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Volcano 2

Volcano 2
Jenny Hearn


Title: Volcano 2

Description: OL DOINYO LENGAI is the home of the Masai goddess Eng'ai, who displays her anger with eruptions and drought.

It is a place of pilgrimage for Tanzania's farmers, who entreat her for the most important things in their world - rain, cattle and children.

It is a place of regeneration, symbolised by the lichens which help break down the cooled and hardened lava, so that ferns can grow. Eventually these and other indigenous flora will reclaim the bleak lava field.


Dimensions: 168cm x 160cm

Materials: Machine pieced, embroidered and quilted, hand dyed and painted fabric, commercial fabrics, hand embroidery.

Exhibition: Fibreworks TEN




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The Medium and The Message

The Medium and The Message
Jenny Hearn


Title: The Medium and The Message

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Dimensions: 155 cm X 160 cm

Materials: Quilting, appliqué, free style machine embroidery and painting.

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