Garments of Grass and Flowers by Jeanne Simmons Fuse Bodies to the Landscape | Colossal


MAY 18, 2022. GRACE EBERT
“Grass Cocoon” (2018). All images © Jeanne Simmons

“When we spend a lot of time in a place, and if we are paying attention, a kind of intimacy develops,” says Jeanne Simmons. The artist, who’s based in the Pacific Northwest, grounds her practice in this sense of familiarity and ease with her surroundings. “We come to know the plants that grow there and the critters that roam there… We may even begin to feel that we ourselves have become part of that place, and it is this feeling that sustains and inspires me.”

“Grass Cocoon” (2018)

After gathering natural materials like branches, wild vegetables, and bark, Simmons constructs garments that intertwine her own body and those of others with the landscape and obscure the distinction between the two.[…]

“Lace Skirt” (2019)

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