FJHooker is a contemporary American fine artist working in various media to create works that reflect her cultural heritage using recycled and unusual materials.
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 modern, durable materials like painted wood, mosaics of aluminum beverage can pieces and, most recently, brushed aluminum and gold leaf.
Aluminum and Wood Constructions
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.
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