Artist Biography and Statement
Jessie originally began her career as a scientist and after receiving her bachelor’s degree in biology she spent 10 years in the field. Needing a change she decided to follow a dream and in 2005 enrolled in the Kootenay School of the Arts where she received her diploma in the metal arts. A fascination of the natural world led Jessie to a career in biology initially, and she continues to draw from this past experience in her jewelry designs. Inspired by the complex and beautiful patterns found in nature, incorporating organic textures are the foundation of her work. Natural textures are transferred from leaves, lichen, grasses and other found materials into her jewelry. Working mostly in silver and copper, Jessie strives to embody these organic patterns in her jewelry to reflect the natural elements around her.
Living on her farm near Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, provides opportunity to focus on her passion of creating metal art. For further inquiries/information please contact Jessie Senecal at firstname.lastname@example.org