Jennybird Alcantara: Charming the Wilds
Jennybird Alcantara: Charming the Wilds

JENNYBIRD ALCANTARA

CHARMING THE WILDS

JUNE 11th – JULY 2nd, 2015

“Charming… I like that word a lot, it is a delicious sort of word. To have the ability to charm takes a different kind of power— it is still strong, but soft and alluring at the same time. It conjures images of hypnotized ladies being led through the woods by beasts, the ability to charm the fairy voice out of a flower and bring it to a new level of life, or the ability to communicate with animals. It also can feel mischievous, but not too dark. It was finally settled, the first word anyway… the rest came quickly, though. In looking around at what was coming to life in my studio, there’s a mingling of nature, mysterious creatures, and Lilith.

All of these things make me think of the words ‘The Wilds’. The wilds in the deep, dark parts of our hearts and souls. The wild beast that lives inside us sometimes; it evokes images of wild animals, hidden places, and plant life that can grow around whatever we put in its path… ‘The Wilds’ feels alive. I want to charm the wilds. I want to bring a little magic into the world, if I can. So, ‘Charming the Wilds’ feels like it was there all along under the soil, waiting for me to kick some dirt aside and find it there smiling up at me, like a shiny coin with a cute little face.”

Jennybird Alcantara

Beast Friends Forever

2015, Oil on Paper, 18.5 x 26.5 in.

Hypnotized

2014, Oil on Wood, 4 x 3 in.

Mesmerized

2015, Oil on Wood, 7 x 5 in.

Perennial Affection

2015, Oil on Wood, 12 x 10 in.

A Sublime Escape

2015, Oil on Wood, 54 x 32 in.

Charming the Wilds

2015, Oil on Wood, 86 x 58 in.

Love Letter

2015, Oil on Wood with Antique Frame, 32 x 26 in.

Midnight Reverie

2015, Oil on Wood, 12 x 27 in.

Nymph

2015, Oil on Wood, 18 x 18 in.

Odalisque de la Foret

2014, Oil on Wood, 30 x 42 in.

Saint Agneau-Patron Saint of Lost Sheep

2015, Oil on Wood with Antique Frame, 22 x 13 in.

Secret #111

2015, Oil on Paper, 17.5 x 17.5 in.

Secret #222

2015, Oil on Paper, 16.5 x 17.5 in.

Secret #333

2015, Oil on Paper, 18 x 16 in.

Secret #444

2015, Oil on Paper, 17.5 x 15 in.

The Cherished

2015, Oil on Wood, 62 x 54 in.

Small Hours Incantation

2015, Oil on Wood with Antique Frame, 18 x 22 in.

The Illusionist Charm

2015, Oil on Wood, 27 x 12 in.

The Inevitable Ascension

2015, Oil and Acrylic on Paper, 24 x 17.5 in.

The Surrender

2015, Oil on Wood with Antique Frame, 34 x 30 in.

The Untamed Darlings

2015, Oil on Wood with Antique Frame, 35 x 26 in.

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