My newest body of work, Excursions, was exhibited in Triadica at the Saskatchewan Craft Council Gallery from November 25, 2016-January 7, 2017. Images of the handmade collection will be posted soon. Thank you to the Saskatchewan Craft Council for their support throughout this endeavour. I would like to gratefully acknowledge the grant received from the Saskatchewan Arts Board in support of this project.
The fascination I have held for the natural environment has remained a vivid source of inspiration throughout my life. Summer retreats to my family’s cottage in northern Ontario, as well as travels hiking and canoeing through backcountry in various locations have developed my appreciation of the inherent beauty found there. The connection and serenity I feel in the outdoors has led me to reflect upon the forms and structures found along the way. I take an intimate look at the naturally occurring patterns, geometry, delicacy, strength, colours and lines involved. I enjoy fusing these characteristics with the parallels I draw from architectural forms. The resulting jewellery and hollowware work is an abstract interpretation of these comparisons in a considered exploration of the elements and principles of design.
Jenny-Lyn Fife is an Art Jeweller who recently moved to Saskatoon from her home province of Ontario. She graduated from the BFA, Major in Textiles Degree program at NSCAD University, with a concentration in Jewellery and Metalsmithing in 2011; where she received the Governor General's Silver Medal. She spent five summers as a Metalsmithing instructor at prestigious Camp Laurel in Maine, USA.