Jenny Blackmore

Jenny grew up in the rural Wye Valley and spent much of her childhood gathering and drawing seed heads, owls’ pellets, snails and frogspawn found in the fields and woodlands surrounding her home.  In the late 1980’s, she studied Fine Art at Leeds University, before working as an archivist, a gardener, an art teacher and an academic researcher. 

Most of Jenny’s artistic practice has comprised macro photographic studies of plants, and over the last twenty years she has often exhibited her work.  During the current pandemic crisis, Jenny has been photographically documenting friends’ gardens, and talking about the personal significance of specific plants as well as the meaning of gardens and gardening more generally, particularly during these strange and difficult times. 

Together with her partner Martin Bellwood, Jenny has also exhibited slate carvings depicting ferns, shells, fossils, and other natural objects, often also inscribed with poetry – most recently at the Stackpole Centre. 

These solid bronze and aluminium sculptures represent a new creative direction for Jenny.  They evoke dreamy memories of solitary walks gathering treasures from the seashore, hedgerows, and woodlands of West Wales. They are each unique sand casts, made at MB Fine Arts foundry, Clunderwen, where Jenny lives with Martin, who has run the foundry for more than thirty years. 

Jenny is currently undertaking a doctorate in Psychology at Cardiff University, and has recently written about the significance of photographs in the formation of newly adoptive families.  

Cockle
Aluminium cast

1/1

£25
cast bronze detail cockles P
‘The shells That speak seven seas’
Ginst Point, Laugharne

‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Aluminium cast, 1/1.

£90
Above the farms and the white horses ...
‘Above the farms and the white horses
And I rose
In rainy autumn’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£390
above the farms and ... detail P
Ginst Point Laugharne square cockle detail
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
‘The shells That speak seven seas 3
Ginst Point, Laugharne

‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Aluminium cast, 1/1.

£90
Ginst Point Laugharne square Nov 2020 P.
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
Ginst point rectangle P
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
Ginst Point Laugharne square detail scal
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
Ginst Point rect wood background P
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
Ginst Point Rectanglular version backgro
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
There is bracken crisping, brown and dry
Misty walk, Trellysyt to Abermawr.

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£350,
Mi gerdaff gyda thi dros lwybrau maith
‘I’ll walk beside you over many paths’.

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£390.
Mi gerdaff (detail)
‘I’ll walk beside you over many paths’.

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£390.
Mi gerdaff (detail)
‘I’ll walk beside you over many paths’.

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£390.
Ginst Point square mussel detail P
‘The shells That speak seven seas’

Bronze cast, 1/1.

£420
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