Title: And The Gold Returns to the Rhine Medium: Stained Tyvek, Gold Thread, Felted Wool
Statement: I have long been attracted to line in space-- as both embodied drawing and a way of signaling motion. More recently, my eye has rested on qualities of light and meditations on visibility. While what is seen can be exquisite, what is impossible to see creates space for imaginative leaps. My work seeks to access this dialectic between the seen and the unseeable and within this liminal space, I find suggestions of mythical imagination and creative experimentation.
Bio: Mixed media artist Jessica Braiterman received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from the University of the Arts. She also studied with Jane Lackey and Susie Brandt at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. An early interest in gestural brush work led to an on-going fascination with line in space. She experiments with fibers, wire, books, and found materials seeking a balance of entanglement and light. Braiterman has had four solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibitions throughout the region. She has received Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2007 and 2009 and was a semi-finalist for the 2009 Sondheim Prize and the 2009 Trawick Prize. Currently, she teaches in the fibers department at the Maryland Institute College of Art and in the foundations department at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.