Forgotten : Remembered
On display at the Central Library, October 2012
I grew up in Oklahoma and recently came across a set of photos of old, dilapidated and abandoned barns from there. I started wondering what they must’ve been like in their heyday. Who built them? What were they used for? What happened to the families who once owned them? I’m sure we may never know all the answers, but I thought I’d re-imagine them in my own colorful style in a series I call “Forgotten : Remembered.” Barns were the lifeblood of the family farm, the work horses that were always there and remain even today. They should be respected.
About the Artist
Bryan Jernigan grew up working with tissue paper collage. He developed a “patchwork quilt-like” style at a very early age that he’s continued to evolve. Jernigan moved to Washington, DC, more than 22 years ago and took up acrylic painting again about 10 years ago. He uses acrylics in cheerful, bright colors that often belie serious situations. He loves using landscapes to tell stories and is always exploring new styles and painting techniques. Jernigan is the president of the Arlington Artists Alliance, a group of more than 120 local artists who live, work or maintain a studio in Arlington County(www.arlingtonartistsalliance.org).
He also is a teacher for the Arlington Artists Academy in the areas of beginning acrylic painting, tissue collage and mixed media collage. Jernigan is married to jewelry designer, Julie Jernigan, of Jules’ Jewels Jewelry, and is father to Peyton Jernigan, a 7th Grader. Jernigan does commissions and can be reached by email at email@example.com or via cell at 571-263-6317.
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