Jackie Marie Brown ’04 Turns Biology into Art
Jackie Marie Brown ’04, was recently a featured artist on the “365 Artists 365 Days Project” website. Brown describes her work as “immersive sculpture environments that invite viewers into imagined biological systems,” and she intends “for the works to be moved through and experienced both visually and spatially”.
In her interview, Brown discussed her Hamilton College experience as an influence that was “transformative,” commenting that, “It provided an essential foundation that was rooted in making connections across disciplines, and seeking news ways of synthesizing ideas.” She said how her ability to take a wide range of courses in a liberal arts setting fostered creative thinking and gave her “…the capacity to revolutionize the way I see and experience my surroundings on a daily basis.”
Brown further mentioned her ties to Hamilton in her interview when she lists Rebecca Murtaugh, Chair of the Art Department at Hamilton College, as an “indispensable” icon and support system. She says, “I’m so thankful for our friendship and I think this kind of mentorship is extremely valuable for young artists to seek out.”
In addition to being an active artist, Brown is an educator and assistant professor of art at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine where she currently teaches sculpture. Brown is an example of someone who took full advantage of her Hamilton career, learning her craft, and using her talents to educate others.
Link to article about Brown: http://365artists365days.com/2014/09/23/jackie-marie-brown-brunswick-maine/
Link to Brown’s website: www.jackiemariebrown.com