"Jill Powers achieves the mysticism of the orient with handmade paper that she casts into starkly simple forms. The serene oblong shape of Ms. Powers's "Reverence" has the essence of an Oriental reliquary. A single dried okra pod hangs down in front like a ceremonial vessel."
-Review from the Sunday New York Times - July 15, 1990
- Environmental art connects us to an experience of the natural world and our place in it. Plants and Insects in a Time of Change, features work about bark beetles in western forests. To see the art and learn more about this issue go to posts on the Journal/Blog page. Click on each post title to get the full story.
- Read comment on Jills' environmental show in Denver's Westword by Alan Prendergast
- Jill's bark beetle art pieces will be installed in the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History in July, including the video installation piece!
- Jill's work is included in the exhibition called The Art and Soul of Paper, in the UK, in conjunction with London's Kew Gardens.
- The magazine Fiber Art Now has a feature article about a visit to Jill's studio. Click here to see the full article.
- An invitational exhibition, the International Fiber Biennial at Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia, 2012 featured Jill's work on insects and climate change.
Over the past 12 years, I have focused on developing new techniques for working in contemporary ways with KOZO bark fiber. Kozo is a tough woody inner bark (bast fiber) that I soak, cook, and selectively open. I have found many ways to cast it in the wet stage that allow for some very unique qualities to emerge.I love how it returns to it's bark-like strength, while still appearing to be delicate. This year I will be teaching kozo workshops...
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