Fabric and Hanging Objects: Art by Jacqueline Bell Johnson
Jacqueline Bell Johnson is an L.A. based installation artist. Her works use a variety of natural and synthetic materials to create large, room-filling forms that range from rigid wire sculptures to billowing sheets of fabric and hanging objects draped across gallery spaces.
The visual experience that Jacqueline creates with her sculptural work causes the viewer to spend a bit more time with each piece, seeing it first as a whole, and moving inward to examine the smaller particles that make up its entirety. Jacqueline’s work has a lovely sense of flow about it, and the way it’s suspended from ceilings or webbed over the corners of spaces makes pieces and materials seem lighter and more ethereal than they are.
Also included on Jacqueline’s portfolio webpage are a series of drawings, some of which are sketches preceding finished sculptures, and others which are purely artistic explorations. I always enjoy seeing an artist’s creative process manifest in drawings aside from the medium they usually work in.