Jasmine Little’s Art Mixes Things Up

Mixed-media artist Jasmine Little paints, sculpts, and anything in between. Her work is a blend of ceramics and canvases, with inspiration that varies from Flemish and Renaissance paintings and medieval illuminated manuscripts to Safavid period carpets, Japanese woodblock prints, Greek black-figure, and red-figure pottery.

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A recent series of hers has seen cylindrical stoneware vessels, carved with iconography – something that could be found, perhaps, in the archeological museums of the future.

Switching between painting and sculpting, Little admits that diversity keeps her inspired and also helps her manage her time better. “For me, I get a bit stir crazy so bouncing between the two mediums helps break up my time,” the Colorado-based artist told Art of Choice. “Typically I will work in one medium for a period of months and then switch, with that amount of time you can sort of get somewhere with something, and also get to the point where you are yearning for the other thing and start to build anticipation for the shift.”

“And then on the viewing end, I think paintings and sculptures operate really differently so it really opens things up for me,” she adds. “I can do things with a sculpture that may be really specifically about painting, but all the specificity of a 3-dimension object really alters the content (like its relationship to the viewer, body, the material of the clay itself, etc.) which is really exciting for me.”

Check out some of her work in the gallery below.

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