"...by a thread"
"Questions of existence and the human potential for transformation establish the underpinnings of Jill’s work. Influenced by encounters with animals in dreams and the natural world, her work often utilizes animal based imagery. Balancing ethereal inquiries, her work continues to augment efforts of conservation and rehabilitation by partnering with organizations such as the International Bird Rescue Research Center.
Working primarily with ink on paper, her fluid relationship with printmaking and drawing is evident. The work ranges from large-scale sculptural installation to intimate, intricate artist books. A gesture for connection, her work proffers hope. Entailing labor-intensive methods, her working process bridges the numinous with the material world.
Her work for the Rebellious Integration portfolio, utilizes reclaimed inked tarlatan. In considering ways in which she may rebel within her academic ‘day job’ obvious rebellions include biking to work with her dog in tow. Mostly though, she feels as though she is striving to comply and just to keep up. Hanging on ‘by a thread’ seems to be more the norm, if there is any integration or rebellion on her part it is only ‘by a thread’."