Jennifer A Herrold’s paintings create an unnatural narrative or an accumulation of short occurrences beyond a decorative surface. They capture when a bird or airplane were in the sky or when a curler fell at the salon- caught in midair.
“If these objects were animated, the birds would fly by, the plane would continue on to its destination, the curler would fall, but the rest of the painting would remain relatively still. People, animals and objects appear by some dictation of timing. As a visual artist, I dictate the migration of the birds, the flight pattern of the airplane, the time of day- when they appeared within the picture frame. I do not stray from the form we know represents a bird, an airplane, an ordinary object, but often their treatment and tension together tells a story that does not exist in nature.”