Jane El Simpson
My mother, a before-her-time, organic gardener, picked bugs off crops and kept a barn full of animals including thirty barn cats. In the mornings of my childhood I carefully carried trays of warm milk and cat food through the long shed to the barn as dozens of cats wove between my skinny kid legs. Due to an imagination fueled by library books and 60's era television, I envisioned myself a lone cowboy encircled by rampaging indians.
Paper is a common element in all of my work. I like giving refuse -- made either by mother nature or human ingenuity -- a second chance.
In 1985 I moved from the seacoast of New Hampshire to the foothills of Monadnock. I'm a Keene State College graduate, League of New Hampshire Craftsmen state-juried member, I-Park fellow, and a self-employed picture framer since 1989. Boris the cat and I reside in a small house on a dirt road in the woods of Dublin.
Year 2015, Studio #15, 316 Hancock Rd.
Dublin, NH 03444