“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink”
Jean Ann Fausser
In this exhibition the works are meant to be suggestive of different aspects of my concerns about water and the challenges we face in preserving fresh water and how global warming is affecting this as well as many other related issues. The works are abstract but are reflective of the concepts represented by the titles. Those were the issues uppermost in my mind as I was creating the works. There is a shrinking percentage of potable water while in the same moment the sea water is rising, affecting coast lines and marine life.
All of our social and political concerns won’t matter if we can’t find a way to live with and hopefully slow the changes in global warming.
The Gift piece reflects the idea that our planet is a gift and how, in many ways, we are dropping the ball in caring for it. Ask me about the elements of that piece and I will explain in more detail.
About the Artist:
Jean Ann Fausser is a mixed media/fiber artist and arts supporter. (She has shown her work in various juried exhibits around the United States and Korea. Her work was featured in the East Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capital in 2011 and she has had several solo exhibits in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri and is in several private and public collections around the country including the newest wing at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa and the Tulsa headquarters for the Boy Scouts of America and the Kamm Teapot Collection and the private collection of Fleur Bresler in Rockville, MD)
She has won several awards for her works including Juror’s Choice Award 2010 FiberWorks and Best Felted Work 2011 FiberWorks and Second Place in the HGA Small Expressions 2015 national exhibit.
Her most recent bodies of work include felting and three dimensional fiber pieces.
Her works can be viewed on her website at www.jfiberart.com.
She currently divides her time between working in her studio and serving as the Vice-chair for the Board of the 108 Contemporary as well as on the Committee for Gallery Exhibits for the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa.
She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Tulsa. She also did graduate studies at the University of Tulsa in the School of Business and in College of Arts and Sciences.