2017
JAN MULLEN 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My recent work explores themes of home, domesticity, making and family. These themes intertwine and are united by my eclectic collection of family possessions and a love of memorabilia.
knit1purl1 is a series which celebrates women’s crafts through photographs which are manipulated into repeats and printed digitally on fabric or card; bookish, my summer yarn and faded pastime are stories/yarns about growing up whilst tus kyiz/mongolia, suzanni/uzbekistan and north india/sari stitching draw from my travel photos to celebrate the honest beauty of ethnic textiles.
Works from feathering the nest are much more diverse; I began with the black swan as my theme, a bird who’s steadfast values turned my thoughts towards our domestic nesting instinct and the desire to decorate our ‘nests’. Paint chips, freehand and machine stitched with ‘feathers’, have become shorthand for, and reverence of domesticity/plumage of both birds and generations of suburbanites.

ARTWORK SERIES

'knit1purl1' series

all measurements are in cm, width x height

Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #1
my summer yarn
35cm x 200/254
(reversable)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #2
my current yarn
80.5 x 208/337

(front and back)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #3
bookish 
35cm x 200/254
(reversable)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #4
tus kyiz / mongolia
43 x 63
(front and back)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #5
suzanni / uzbekistan
43 x 68
(front and back)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #6
suzanni / uzbekistan 
43cm x 69
(front and back)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #7
north india / sari stitching
43 x 80
(reversable)
Jan Mullen knit1 purl1 artwork
knit1purl1 #8
faded pastime
45.5 x 145
(front and back)
'feathering the nest' series

all measurements are in cm, width x height x depth

Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #1
of hope & glory
179 x 182
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #4
beautiful values
90 x 205.5 x 2.4
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #5
hedging bets
48 x 54 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #6
gender neutral
48 x 90 x 2.4
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #9
sky babe
40 x 60 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #10
floating with tranquility
88 x 63 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #11
proud parent
30 x 96 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #12
the cosseted cygnet
30 x 96 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #13
ethical choices
72 x 72 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #14
beautiful baudin
41 x 41x 4cm
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #15
under the wing
41 x 41x 4cm
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #16
under the tail
41 x 41 x 4
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #17
cocky’s wing 
38x 115
x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #18
fred’s tail  
38 x 101x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #19
cockie bennett’s crest
38 x 94.5 x 2.3
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #20
boudoir plumage / spanish cream
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #21
boudoir plumage / ringlet 
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #22
boudoir plumage / elusive
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #23
boudoir plumage / favourite lady
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #24
boudoir plumage / arctic daisy 
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #25
boudoir plumage / green glacier
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #26
boudoir plumage / ice pack
41 x 41 x 2.5
Jan Mullen white framed artwork
feathering the nest #27
boudoir plumage / shutterbug 
41 x 41 x 2.5
THE DECEMBER GALLERY
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