FJHooker is a contemporary American artist and 5th generation quilter. In her “Quilts” series, she draws on her family tradition, reinterpreting quilt patterns using wood, recycled aluminum beverage cans, paint, gold leaf and industrial aluminum. Using a mosaic technique, she creates luminous, durable works that emphasize the beauty and artistry of the quilt.
In her new series “Glyphs”, she reaches farther back into history to explore her fascination with “markings”, drawing inspiration from runes, cave drawings, heiroglyphs and petroglyphs.
Her work encompasses two major themes: Quilts and Glyphs
Drawing from her roots as a fourth generation quilter, FJHooker’s “Quilts” reinterpret traditional quilt patterns using painted wood.
In ”Glyphs”, FJHooker’s most recent work, the artist pays homage to aluminum beverage cans, that contemporary symbol of Americana as ubiquitous worldwide as blue jeans and the personal computer. The constructions, made of small primary shaped cuttings from the cans are reassembled into new elegant shapes which now form a novel language of marks and curves in luminous jewel colors. Ancient pottery shards are brought to mind, in this case reconceived and creatively recycled as iconic discarded remnants of our culture.