Jeanie Auseon is an artist and long-time art educator whose current practice explores abstraction and mixed media. Using materials like silkscreen, cloth, and stencils, the artist creates patterned abstract works that often have an almost quilt-like aesthetic to them.
Some of Jeanie’s works on cloth remind me of textile art by Pat Autenrieth – but Jeanie’s works are more difficult to categorize as purely textile-based. The artist often covers the surface of a canvas or fabric sheet in abstract patterns, sometimes repeating. Sometimes the focus is on that pattern while other times the pattern itself seems to veil or obscure a central form.
While the artist’s more recent works tend toward hard abstraction, I’m also interested in archived works that take on a more nature-like, figurative appearance. It’s interesting to see the natural patterns of, for example, rocks or leaves, alongside abstracted patterns of shapes and colors.