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Laredo Mistress

2020, Ink-painted gourd, egg-shell mosaic mid-section, Cloisonne, fractal burned top, Carolina pine needle weaving, waxed linen and sea-sediment jasper beads (stand hand made of Rocky Mountain juniper), 17.5 x 12.5 in

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Solitude

2020, Ink-painted gourd sections, abstract topographical wood grain carving, fractal burning, cactus fiber, wood burning, Carolina pine needle weaving, waxed linen, carved bone beads and mosaic turquoise beads, 8 x 13.5 in

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Ojos Negros

2020, Ink-painted gourd bottom, metal patina, egg shell mosaic, coral carving, Carolina pine needles, waxed linen and natural bone and onyx beads, 7 x 11.5 in

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Cholla Treasure

2020, Ink-painted gourd, abstract cholla cactus filigree carving, Boulder opal cabochon from Australia, 14 x 9.25 in

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Red Camellia Morning

2020, Original alcohol ink painting, 8 x 8 in

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Peace

2020, alcohol ink, 10 x 8 in

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Jill Robinson

About the Artist

Producing gourd art has become my undying passion. I began this long creation journey 30+ years ago first loom weaving, then weaving baskets and teaching basket weaving. I have always loved to create with my hands. I was exposed to gourds in the basket world and began to build an interest in their creative potential. I have been producing gourd art for about 12 years and full-time for the last 7 years after retirement from 27 years with the state of Texas. The tactile qualities and visual beauty of the materials I use inspire me every day. To create these artful pieces, I begin with the natural gourd and extensively clean, carve, inlay, wood burn, paint and weave on them. I also now use the alcohol-based inks not only on my gourds but on 2-d paintings as well. I love the fluid-like ethereal feeling these inks produce on both substrates. These days, I am most always lost inside of my imagination thinking about my next gourd art creation or painting.

Artist Statement

Texture, shape, color and design, whether contemporary or traditional, inspire my creativity. Gourds with their vast variety of shapes, large and small, have become the canvas for my impassioned mixed-media expression of natural beauty working harmoniously with contemporary elements. Alcohol-ink paintings with their colorful, fluid and ethereal qualities complement my gourd art nicely.

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