Painting and collage by Jacinta Bunnell
.Jacinta Bunnell is an artist, teacher, painter, video maker, art director and coloring book maker. Her art is constructed primarily from recycled materials. She has a stash of patterned and quirky paper which she has been collecting since childhood. Among the multifarious pieces are torn wrappings from Groundhog Day celebrations, colored engravings from encyclopedias for babies, pictures of toads and concerned citizen fliers. Jacinta’s work has been shown at The Horticultural Society of New York, Allegheny College, Huguenot Street Farm, KMOCA, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, SUNY Ulster, A+D Gallery at Columbia College Chicago, TeamLove Ravenhouse Gallery, Rosendale Cafe and Roos Arts. She has artistically collaborated with The Woodstock Film Festival, Ken Greene, Elizabeth Mitchell, Neko Case, Irit Reinheimer and Cindy Hoose. Jacinta has toured the U.S. and Canada with The Gadabout Film Fest, Neko Case, Eric Ayotte, DavEnd, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Julie Novak. She is the author of three coloring books about gender fabulousity and is a co-founder of Hudson Valley BRAWL (Broads' Regional Arm Wrestling League). Jacinta has been a pinch hitter for the Hudson Valley Seed Library when they needed nimble fingers to hand-pack these precious seeds. All three of her parents are avid gardeners and farmers. She grew up eating baby corn and green beans right off the plants in her backyard. Jacinta lives in a 200-year old farmhouse in Stone Ridge, NY with Michael Truckpile, some coyotes, rabbits, wood piles, and rhododendron bushes. She saves the seeds from her zinnia plants every year.
From the Artist: "It was with little difficulty that I chose calico popcorn. I researched the proper meaning of calico just to be sure I was committed. Calico: having sections or patches colored differently and brightly. Since most of my artwork has been calico without my conscious awareness, I knew this was the seed for me. I began the process of choosing just the right 1”x1” squares to be woven together as my calico canvas. I included envelopes and letters to and from my grandmother Browning; maps of the Hudson Valley; and children's homework. Behold the patchwork of bold calico popcorn colors: yellows, browns, reds, maroons, giving each kernel its own artistic stamp."
Medium: mixed media, pencil