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Jeanne Jaffe

Artist Statement Submitted 2020

Inspired by anthropology, mythology, and psychology, my work examines identity formation from pre-verbal, experience through the later influences of language and culture.
The Pre-Verbal sculptures explore intangible sensations and bodily experiences by creating hybrid forms of mixed origins of experience - fusions of animate and inanimate worlds.
Popular folktales, history, and literature are reimagined through a contemporary lens.
in installations such as” Little Red Riding Hood as a Crime Scene”, “Elegy for Tesla “, and “Eliot’s Four Quartets”,
In the current stop motion animation of ‘Alice in Dystopia” Alice and the Rabbit fall down the wrong rabbit hole into the contemporary world of 2020 with all of its environmental and societal ills and must find a way to confront the current crises and offer hope for renewal and change.
How we create meaning from the cacophony of sensation, memory, and cultural history is the subject of all my work.

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