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Jana Lynn Whatley
Listing Category
Graphic Design, Film / Video / Animation, Music / Sound, Performance Art, Visual
Describe you and your work

I am a multi-media artist. I work using abstract folk tales, theatrical vignettes, photography, video, social practice, and sculpture. We can live many lives through art. My practice is deeply rooted in this. I make little allegories that dig around in the wispy, elusive parts. I am interested in the artist's role in dynamic facilitation of shared reality. I invite the collective into constructed psychological spaces, moments, and memories. I am looking for the threads that tie the experience of the individual to the experience of the collective whole. People relate to art in a meaningful way if it is identifiable as relative to them or comes from part of them or their history. Art that confronts and provokes is the surest way to ignite connection and understanding.