Hometown: Zeeland, MI
Discipline: Mixed Media
Everyone’s life is made up of little fragments of time called moments. They are all fresh in our mind for a split second and then they may be gone, treasures from life that each person carries with them. With sketch pad, pencils, a bit of whimsy and imagination, Jennie Ferwerda has tried to capture the essence of those lost memories. Jennie’s collection of Sketch A Day drawings are completed with graphite pencil on paper.
Having worked in agriculture all her life, Jennie is surrounded by pastures and fields filled with hay bales and corn rows. Her work is influenced by this in many ways. Her pieces are quick drawings that are finished in a matter of hours. Each has its own unique story to tell. All of her sketches have been influenced by words, phrases, and quotes that have captured her heart & soul. They are the end result of a yearlong challenge that she set for herself, to do one sketch or drawing every day to capture a moment from her life, a collection of memories not unlike a treasured photo album. Having completed all 365 days, Jennie can look back and glimpse the moments of imagination that have been caught.
It is her hope that when you view her drawings you will carry a small sense of freedom with you that you didn’t have before, that your memories would be touched somewhere in your past and you will remember something you thought you had forgotten.