Jen Garrido constructs her paintings and drawings by using a delicate balance of choice and process. Responding to personal narrative and internal dialogue, to the push and pull of the composition's internal gravity, and to the medium of the paint or drawing materials, she projects images and forms onto the surface. As the artist composes, shapes weave through the picture plane and the gestures she records can read alternatively as flat or as dimensional and sculptural.
Garrido favors nature-based forms and rhythms and is drawn to shapes that tangle, overlap, sit, lean, and lay. By weighing ambiguity with representation, Garrido works through the many stages of each piece, gradually arriving at a final composition.