Jungle Head

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Jungle Head is a metaphor for the jungle of thoughts, memories, ideas, and stimuli, in my brain.
Even though nature is my sacred space where I find my peace.
Where life and death are a part of the survival game for everyone & everything.

My work never sprouts from a concept, but just flows out of me. I create in the moment self.
Of course, during the day/night, many ideas can come up if I hear/see or smell something, my brain is a neverending associative source of creations. So creating at the moment does help me more to choose something, and puzzle with what I collected and chosen for 1 piece.
Especially collage making is one big puzzle. Which I love to solve. It's done when I feel a balance, good enough that it gives me a sense of peace.

Limited edition of 25. (22 left)
I also have a smaller size of 30x30cm, in a limited edition of 11, please ask if interested.

Digital Collage, Giclee print on high-quality cotton Hanhnemulle paper.
Numbered, signed, and with a certificate of authenticity.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

June 16, 2022

Jalinka Gressmann’s Jungle Head leaves a great deal to the imagination, not by virtue of a minimalist structure but, instead, by an intriguingly maximalist approach. One’s brain can often feel like a circus (speaking for myself at least), with different emotions and memories all vying for attention. This menagerie of the mind is dense as the jungle, loud as the lion, and as twisting as the snake. It occupies us, angers us, delights us, saddens us, and gives life its beauty, discomfort, and worth. The freedom and surreal imaginative possibilities of our consciousness are ultimately as engaging and perplexing as Jungle Head. Life and our sense of self would be far easier if they were less complex, but they would be boring to the point of worthlessness if we could figure out and control everything. Contradiction and unpredictability are what make life worth living.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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Jalinka Gressmann

June 16, 2022

Thank you John, for taking the time to write this!

I really appreciate your nicely written critic.

Your perception is like the description of my head. So it’s also funny to read this, because I never linked my own head with jungle head!

Many thanks ⭐️

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

July 01, 2022

The work feels so familiar. Like a mirror reflecting the part of me that is only ever felt and never seen. Thank you!

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Jalinka Gressmann

July 02, 2022

Happy to hear that! 💛

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Jalinka Gressmann
Surrealism, Nature
Other Art
20.00 inches wide
20.00 inches tall
0.00 inches deep
0.00 lbs
Amsterdam, NL