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Maegan Jenkins — The Squid that Lives at the Bottom of the Sea

Posted on August 17, 2012

Maegan Jenkins is inspired by comics, puppets and fairytales in the creation of her own wondrous narratives.

Conveying spontaneity and wonder are the foundations of my artwork. Comics, Claymation, puppets, fairytales, embroidery, and the handmade movement influence me. As I am very much a “hands on” person, I value D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) ethics and enjoy vigorous handmade processes like felting, silk-screening, or creating stop- motion animations. Narrative stories – real or imagined are the driving forces behind my practice. This leads me to be attracted to materials that are embedded with their own narrative like Paper mâché, wool roving, glass beads, and tomato cages. I believe these materials lend accessibility to my art since they are easy to come across or produce.

Maegan Jenkins studied a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture/Fibers/Performance) at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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