Jen Greely
Knot Series Artist Statement


The knot series of hand-drawn, carborundum-printed and screenprinted knots is based on rope I discover washed up on beaches. I document these found lines through photographs, and then transform them into simplified line drawings, carborundum plates, and silkscreens. I explore concepts of time and place: these free-form shapes pre-existed my drawings, themselves having recorded unseen elements, tides or people. Through repetitive and rotated imagery, these drawn knots often anthropomorphize into human-like forms surreptitiously caught dancing, embracing, hiding, or fighting. By stripping the body of its human form and personal identity, but leaving intact gesture and interaction, these works express universal emotions and actions, all while referencing a hidden tangible past with origins in found objects.


Encaustic Knot Series
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic monotype with oil stick on cradled panel
All That Glitters I
2018
encaustic monotype with oil stick on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic monotype with oil stick on cradled panel
All That Glitters II
2018
encaustic monotype with oil stick on cradled panel
12 x 12
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
Into the Deep
2018
encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Untitled
2017
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Leap of Faith I
2018
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled oabel
Leap of Faith II
2018
Encaustic on cradled oabel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Leap of Faith III
2018
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Maelstrom I
2018
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Sold DotRecede
2018
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
Sold DotMaelstrom II
2018
encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
(k)not
2018
encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
Sold DotWinter III
20181
encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
Hidden
2018
encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on cradled panel
Sold DotWritten History V
Encaustic on cradled panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series encaustic on cradled panel
Sold DotChain Reaction
2018
encaustic on cradled panel
26 x 10 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Sold DotQuiet I
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Sold DotDefeat
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Sold DotLeap
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic and mixed media on birch panel
Sold DotWritten history I
2017
Encaustic and mixed media on birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic and mixed media on birch panel
Sold DotWritten History II
2017
Encaustic and mixed media on birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Hang
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Float
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Disoriented
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Fight
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Peek
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Sold DotEmbrace
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic on birch panel
Written History III (Diptych)
2017
Encaustic on birch panel
16 x 24 inches
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic and mixed media on cradled birch
Sold DotI Do, I Don't (View A)
2017
Encaustic and mixed media on cradled birch
12 x 12 inches

Diptych with alternate arrangement, see View B for additional arrangement
Jen Greely Encaustic Knot Series Encaustic and mixed media on cradled birch
Sold DotI Do, I Don't (View B)
2017
Encaustic and mixed media on cradled birch
12 x 12 inches

Diptych with alternate arrangement, see View A for additional arrangement
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