Adorable clay mutations – Jenny Orchard

 

Amy----Jenny-Orchard----Grafton-Regional-Gallery-Collection-2008-One eyed creature sculplture

‘Amy’    Jenny Orchard third eye minus two

2008,  Grafton Regional Gallery Collection

 

To look at Jenny Orchards clay art is to traverse a world of unbridled imagination, populated with adorably mutated sculpture figures which are a zany fusion of animal, botanical and human configurations. They are all imbued with such individuality and spirit that they transcend their abstract hybrid forms to appear almost normal and tangible. Jenny has resided in many countries and her sculptures reflect her fascination and acceptance of diversified cultures. Jenny claims that her creatures are all multispecies that embody a multiplicity of forms without implication of hierarchy.

Her multi chromatic glazed sculptures are vividly infused with an exotic presence that reinforces her influences from living in Zimbabwe during her early years. She likes to call them Zookini’s and her description of her sublime and bizarre creatures is fitting – “My Plant Animals, Plant People and Soul Flowers are an irreligious, non prophet disorganization of recently departed extinct species and genetic laboratory misfits who now reside in a place called Metempsychosia. From this place they now pursue their cause of Multispecies Empathy and Universal Compassion.”
Further influences of African tribal art can be discerned in the form of her ceramic totems that Orchard creates with her intermixing of elements.
Turkish born Jenny Orchard spent her childhood and youth in Zimbabwe, then six years in the UK, before settling in Australia in 1976. Australian aboriginal mythologies and the landscape have made an impression on her creations with the presence of exotic plants and animals such as banksias, choko plants, coral reefs, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, koalas, sea anemones and other native species. They are merged in an exuberant metamorphosis of all manner of combinations that results in a cohesive co-existence of a multitude of forms.
Jenny Orchard draws on the experiences of her past to mould her own delightful universe, while expressing her joy and awe at the diversity and beauty of all creation and its universal soul.

 

Jenny Orchard website

 

Jenny Orchard Hybrid sculpture 'Elephantoil'

Hybrid sculpture ‘Elephantoil’ from the Zookini series – Jenny Orchard

2015

“The creatures I make are rearranged souls and transgenic organisms who exist now in the gaps between time, space and the material”

http://jennyorchard.com/zookiniis.htm

 

 

Jenny-Orchard--A rude beara and Exile on Edith Street

A Rude Bear and Exile on Edith Street’ – Jenny Orchard – (sold)

Despard Gallery

 

 

Beaver-Galleries-Jenny-Orchard-2013

‘Kurt’ –  Zookini sculpture – Jenny Orchard

Beaver Galleries

 

 

 

Beaver-Galleries---Jenny-Orchard Kangadodo

 ‘Kangadodo’ — Jenny Orchard

Beaver Galleries

 

 

 

where-the-bee-sucks,-there-suck-I38cm-----fk--sold

‘where the bee sucks, there suck I’  – Jenny Orchard – (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

be-still-beating-heart--Jenny Orchard---2015

‘Be Still Beating Heart’  – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Square-Egg-Mountain-Imphttpjennyorchard.comzookiniis

‘Square Egg Mountain Imp’ – Jenny orchard

http://jennyorchard.com/zookiniis.htm

 

 

Jenny Orchard Colonized-Multicreature.franceskeevilgallery.com

 ‘Colonized Multicreature’  – Jenny Orchard

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Empathy-Pot-2015---frances keevil gallery

‘Empathy Pot’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Every-creature---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-Jenny Orchard

‘Every creature—plate’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Faithful-Mother--2015 Jenny Orchard ceramics hand painted sculpture

‘Faithful Mother’ –  Jenny Orchard

2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Black-and-Gold-Jenny Orchard-2015

‘Black and Gold’ -Jenny Orchard-2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Fire-spirit---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels, by Jenny Orchard-27-x-27cm

‘Fire Spirit’ —plate, earthenware with glazes and enamels –  Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Gentle-Rain-Pot-2015-fk---47x25

‘Gentle Rain Pot’ – Jenny Orchard

2015

 

 

 

Ghost-Child---60cm by Jenny Orchard

‘Ghost Child’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Human-intervention-1 ceramic sculpture by Jenny ORchard

‘Human intervention 1’ – Jenny Orchard

Jenny Orchard website

 

 

Human-intervention-4 by Jenny Orchard

‘Human intervention 4’  by  Jenny Orchard

 

 


Jenny-Orchard,-ceramic-creatures

Jenny Orchard Zookini creatures

 

 

 

JennyOrchard+ellisparrinder

Jenny Orchard

 

 

Angry Cat-ceramic-cup-2013 by Jenny Orchard

‘Angry Cat’ – Jenny Orchard

Despard Gallery

 

 

Jenny Orchid sculptured totems

Jenny Orchard totems

 

 

Jenny Orchard - lost-vase--http.maunsell.wickes vase with abstract face motif

Jenny Orchard – ‘Lost Vase’

Maunsell Wickes Gallery

 

 

Lost-weeping-camel---ceramic-&-resin,-Jenny Orchid

‘Lost Weeping Camel’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Jenny Orchard - Love-changes-everything-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-47-x-34-x-38cm

‘Love Changes Everything’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Nasturtium---ceramic-&-resin,-59-x-47-x-27cm

‘Nasturtium’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

Red-Vase-by Jenny Orchard 2012

‘Red Vase’ – Jenny Orchard

2012

 

 


Rhino-Girl by Jenny Orchard - hybrid nature and animal sculpture

‘Rhino Girl’ – Jenny Orchard (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

See-with-the-heart---plate,-earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels - Jenny Orchard

‘See with the heart’ –plate by Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Sky-creatures-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels, made by Jenny Orchard

‘Sky creatures vase’ by Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Strange-trees-from-a-new-forest---Jenny Orchard - ceramic totem art

‘Strange trees from a new forest’ — Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Swimming-with-tuna-(anonymous)---ceramic-&-resin,-67-x-22-x-22cm

‘Swimming With Tuna (anonymous)’ – Jenny Orchid

 

 

 

Jenny Orchid Taking-Care-of-the-Nest-fk--2015-----40x25cm

‘Taking Care of the Nest’ – Jenny Orchid

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

 

Jenny Orchard Talking-vase---maunsellwickes

‘Talking Vase’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Tassie-Devil-vase---earthenware-with-glazes-and-enamels,-44-x-45-x

‘Tassie Devil vase’ – Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

tree---fk----2015----36cm-dia

‘Tree’ – Jenny Orchard

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Vase-with-Talking-Heads-2012 by Jenny Orchard

‘Vase with Talking Heads’ by Jenny Orchard

2012

 

 

Waiting-in-the-Forest---fk---2015-sold

‘Waiting in the Forest’ – Jenny Orchard (sold)

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

 

Cyclops-zookini-sculpture by Jenny Orchard - www.townsville.qld.gov

Jenny Orchard

 

 

 

Wormmy-2015---fk-sold

‘Wommy’ – Jenny Orchard

2015

Frances Keevil Gallery

 

Vegetable Matters by Jenny Orchid

 

Herbe Fusarium Oxysporum

 

Vegetable matters clay figurine by Jenny Orchard

Herbes Fusarian Oxysporon

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began life as a fungus, Living
beneath a stylish compost heap
in Paddington, Sydney
despite her salubrious address
she suffered low self esteem
and fretted
over her potato waistline
until one day
her annelid neighbors
showed her
Reality in a Mirror
The beauty of the appendage attached
to her snub nose and sight of sticky red tandrills
swimming on her shoulders
changed her personality forever

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. sue barstow
    Posted November 25, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoy your wonderful wide and varied selection of art work that is always so creative , high quality and well presented. the world would be a better place if we spent more time on the creative souls on our planet rather then the disturbed beings that create so much havoc and fear.

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