About Clay Sculptor / Equine Artist Jennifer L. ( Jen ) Pratt
Composer J.S. Bach signed many of his works with the inscription SDG, "Soli Deo Gloria", roughly translated as "To the only God's glory" (Romans 16:27 and Jude 25). The scientist Johannes Kepler described science as "thinking God's thoughts after Him." My art is based on both of these concepts, mimicking the beauty that God has created in an effort to show the wonders of Him and His creation. I strive to find the exact, perfect moment of a scene or subject, trapping it in time, to bring joy and a sense of awe to the viewer.
All of my sculptures are original, one-of-a-kind ( ooak ) clay artworks. Clay is the perfect medium for my art - as we were created from clay, so my artworks are created from clay. As you touch the surface of a clay sculpture, your hand follows a path that was created, not by tool or machine, but by the artist\'s hands.
2001-2003 Southwest Missouri State University Springfield, MO
Equestrian courses to further learn conformational and behavioral aspects of the horse
1997-2001 Culver-Stockton College Canton, MO
Bachelor of Fine Arts specializing in sculpture
Selected Gallery & Exhibition:
Art & Autumn, September - October 30, Maschino's, Springfield, MO
Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield Summer 2010 Juried Show, July 24 - September 11, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Springfield, MO - "Watchful Eyes" Panther Sculpture, "Friesian" Horse Sculpture.
Library Center, Springfield MO - July 2010 to August 31, 2010 - "Journey" Horse Sculpture, "Silver Grace" Horse Sculpture, "Blaze" Horse Sculpture, "Spirited" Elephant Sculpture, and "Wandering Soul" Panther Sculpture - 4653 South Campbell Avenue, Springield, MO.
Sculptures described as "original" are one-of-a-kind, highly detailed and realistic artworks, with free-flowing figures and sometimes exaggerated details, forming highly unique works of art. 2-D artworks are created with a painstaking eye for detail and realism within the subject, with more freedom of expression in the background. Jen's watercolor paintings are more subjective with an emphasis on color, while drawings (black & white, monochrome, full color) place more emphasis on technical detail. Also see the wildlife artworks gallery, the figurative artworks gallery, and the nature artworks gallery.
Copyright equine artist / clay artist Jen Pratt ( Jennifer L. Pratt ), 2004-2014