Jacqueline Mallegni

  • Chrysalis:Three Handmade kozo paper, ink, thread, wood
  • Cocoon Flax fiber paper, plant stain, wood
  • Waterfall Indigo dyed handmade kozo paper
  • Ancestor Bones Wood, handmade paper, ink, stain
  • Roots Kozo fiber, thread
  • Prayer House Madrone, bull kelp, paper pulp
  • Precious Earth Willow
  • Sky Barge, washi, rattan, willow, 72 x 26 x 18 inches
  • Traveler, washi, willow, rattan
  • Earth.Mother.Daughter, washi, kakishibu, encaustic medium, twine, rattan, olive wood, 36 x 16 x 10 inches, 2012
  • Primordial Journey, washi, kakishibu, rattan, olive wood, beeswax, 30 x 13 x 11 inches, 2012
  • Open Secrets, kozo, kakishibu, rattan, willow, river stones, beeswax, 28 x 12 x 9 inches, 2012
  • "Haiku" olive wood, rattan, linen thread, paper pulp, washi, ink. 40 x 13 x 9 inches
  • "Journey" olive wood, rattan, washi. 20 x 16 x 6 inches

I create contemporary fiber art in a variety of media, with a particular focus on Japanese aesthetics, handmade paper art and sculpture.
Making and the art of transformation from tangible to intangible returning to a tangible form is very alluring for me. I am interested in working with materials that translate my appreciation for mother-nature’s installations formed by water, wind, light and dark. Patterns in nature, textures and seasonal changes inform my sculptures that reveal primitive and refined qualities. Aside from nature’s inspiration, I’m also interested in the concept of the ethereal journey, motherhood, vacancy, loss, renewal and how emotional responses can evoke beauty.

I began making Asian style paper with kozo fiber in 1989. My journey with paper and sculpture has been varied from light fixtures to stone carving to ethereal mixed media sculpture. The thread of my creative process always begins with paper.

I’m a member of IAPMA (International Association of Papermakers and Paper Artists,American Craft Council,  Surface Design Association and New Mexico National Museum of Women in the Arts. I offer papermaking and fiber art workshops on Zoom and In-Person at my Santa Fe studio.

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    • Santa Fe, NM
      US - Mountain
    • 505/692-3474

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