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Jennybird Alcantara

Jennybird lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her artwork has appeared in books such as the Hi Fructose Box Set, Ideafixa Greatest Hits, The Age of Feminine Drawing, as well as several publications, including Hi Fructose, Juxtapoz, Raw Vision, Inked Magazine and Art Doll Quarterly magazines.

Jennybird's work explores mystery, transformation and the sacred. Existing between a waking and dream state, the archetypal anthropomorphic, is nature, fable and divinity Exemplified. Taking inspiration from the symbol rich mythological and religious works of the Renaissance as well as classic fairy tales and day dreams these works attempt to weave together a landscape where newly discovered Saints, heroines and martyrs are explored, canonized and exalted. Animal headed girls are the gate keepers as well as the key. Intuition holds the hand of mystery and endless possibility is born. Hybrid creatures and organisms inhabit this landscape helping to uncover the natural progression in the growth cycle of the heart or what it might look like just below the skin or under the petticoats of extraordinary girls.