"Graphite," paper, acrylic, graphite, 30 x 22 in.
Parker's work cross-pollinates the artist /painter and poet psyche, she calls these art forms a visceral construction of space. The work on paper is two dimensional with a topographic surface made up of collected ephemera, paper, canvas, music, and cloth book spines. The abstract designs of cut paper, mostly buff color, is composed of circular and rectangular shapes arranged in a manner suggesting architectural structure. In some compositions she uses perspective lines drawn with graphite, she adds color sparingly.
Jacqueline Dee Parker teaches at the College of Art & Design at Louisiana State University, she is a mixed media painter and published poet. Dee Parker was awarded the juror's prize in the 2009 Rauschenberg Tribute Exhibition (Museum of the Gulf Coast). Her poems appear in many literary journals and anthologies, including Atlanta Review, The Southern Review, Chelsea, and American Diaspora: Poetry of Exile, among others, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of a 2007 Artist Fellowship from the Louisiana State Division of the Arts.
'Just as words, sounds, and images rooted in emotional memory may trigger the composition of a poem, collage elements move me to build layers and texture,'