City Centre, Jette Clover
I was a journalist before I became an artist, and almost all of my art work contains text and lettering. I like words, both because of their graphic quality and because of their ability to convey meanig.
I am inspired by published text in different languages, handwritten letters and the urban communication on city walls – faded signs, tattered posters, flashy advertisements and bold graffiti.
My work is collage constructions, often in monochromatic tones. I combine cotton, linen, silk, cheese cloth and paper to which I apply a variety of surface design techniques and extensive stitching