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Featured Artist - Jenna von Benedikt
Born outside of London, England, Jenna gains inspiration from her European roots, places she’s lived, travelled, as well as her current surroundings in Utah’s Rocky Mountains. Her work often draws on the meaning of her name, “Little Bird,” and is inspired by man’s connection and stewardship of the earth. Jenna is curious that the Creation story is strongly emphasized in her faith numerous times, and enjoys translating the idea of creatures--birds particularly-- as ethereal messengers bridging the gap between heaven and Earth. The idea of incorporating patterns and designs with the various subjects found in the days of the Creation story is a way Jenna connects symbolism and personal beliefs with her surroundings, as seen in her #saintedbirds, #saintedbeasts and #saintedbugs series. Her goal is to capture the story and soul of her subjects against an atmosphere that entertains both human and wild beauty.