MA Fine Art
Jenny Ross-Nevin is an artist working in the intersection between Fine Art and Textiles. Specialising in Constructed Textiles, Ross-Nevin uses weave and stitch to posit elaborate poetic dialogues between materiality and thinking. The artist employs a ‘thinking through making’ methodology, resulting in an ongoing conversation between philosophical ideas and their manifestation in material form.
Ross-Nevin has a background in English and Language Studies. The artist understands the world in a lyrical, poetic way and has a continuous fascination with words, scripts and issues of translation. Current work explores the potential of the loom as a ‘translation machine’, enabling the transformation of random marks into data-like readings, through mechanical means.
An ongoing interest in semiotics stimulates experimentation with asemic script forms and handmade writing/mark-making implements. These produce expressive marks on paper that infer meaning through their configuration. In her Masters Project, Ross-Nevin shows a collection of paper mark-making scrolls, incorporated into intricately pleated woven structures. These structures explore the development of historical writing grounds from papyrus scrolls into the codex book form. Pages are indicated by a series of pleats in the weave, that are scrolled in and out, above and below each other in a baroque celebration of expressive and receptive language.