Jane Hammond is a contemporary mixed media artist. Jane Hammond was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut in the year 1950. Hammond works a a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and photographer.
In this clip we view a clip of the artist producing some prints:
Hammond is best known for a work titled Fallen. This work was purchased by the Whitney Museum. Its composed of synthetic leaves. Each leaf includes the name of a soldier that has been killed during the invasion and occupation of Iraq. The work started with 1511 leaves. Hammond continues to work on the piece which has grown from 12 feet to 24 feet. The work has more than 4,000 leaves.
The artist became the first woman to produce the main poster to advertising the French Open in 2003.
Hammond attended Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts where she earned a B.F.A. The artist went on to study ceramics at Arizona State University before earning a M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
Price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $75,000.
Below Hammond shares some thoughts on photography:
Hammond was the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The artist is now based out of New York City.
A link to the website of the artist:
What a creative artist! Fallen is not only a great work of art, its a great concept and idea.