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Background

Jeanne Williamson's work can be seen in galleries and museums, in private homes, hospitality settings, in many books and magazines, and previously at Crate & Barrel.

Jeanne has a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), where she majored in Fibers/Crafts. In addition to being trained as an artist, Jeanne has a MSAEd in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art.

Jeanne lives in Natick, Massachusetts, with her husband Joshua Ostroff.

Statement

Jeanne is very interested in working with the different grid patterns of construction fences. Her artwork is a combination of printmaking, painting, collage, and sometimes stitching.

In 2002, she started seeing different patterns, shapes and sizes of orange construction fences as they were being used at many construction sites as a barrier to keep people out of danger, by blocking off the site.

Jeanne thinks in grids, and because of that, she fell in love with the fences immediately. She began monoprinting their textures and patterns.

After watching the fences out in their element over time, she noticed that on hot days they can get limp and sag, and on cold days they sometimes crack and break. At times her use of the printed fence follows the grid, and at other times she likes to break it apart, the same as can happen in the life of an actual construction fence.

Jeanne has been collecting different kinds of fences for many years, and has at least eighteen or more patterns in her collection, ranging in length from one yard to 50 yards long. Many people know about her love of construction fences, and it's not unusual for a friend to bring her a fence piece back from their vacation, or email pictures of them.