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Jackie Ehle’s

recycled works and painting

jackieehle@gmail.com

571-230-3754

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Jackie Ehle Inglefield: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1968, and I grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, graduating from T.C. Williams High School in 1986.  After two years at Southeastern Louisiana University, I continued my studies at Northern Virginia Community College, the Corcoran School of Art, and the Smithsonian. In 1992, I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art from Virginia Commonwealth University.  After touring Europe, I moved to New York City where I was a framer at the Framers Workshop and assistant manager and jewelry buyer for the Whitney Museum of American Art  shop : “The Store Next Door.”  My sculptures were also displays for front window of the Madison Avenue store.  (The Store Next Door no longer exists.)  In 1996 I got a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria Virginia.  I am in the private collections of Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Wynton Marsalis, Swiss Com International, Mike Source of Don and Mike fame, The American Embassy in Beijing and Dynamic Direct in Graybar building Manhattan.  I had a large Black Dog sculpture displayed in the Anchorage Museum of History and Art for a year in their Spot The Dog show.  I was published with my dog illustrations in the book A Tribute to Mans Best Friend Eulogy of the Dog . My sculptures and paintings have been seen on Animal Planet, Home and Garden TV  and are featured in Mitchell Gold and Bob Williams’ a “Comfortable Home”.

Jacqueline Ehle Inglefield's Artist Statement


I enjoy creating from things discarded, experimenting with trash, and traditional materials, to create sculpture that delights all who see it. Strolling along a street, a rusty washer winks at me from the sidewalk, and later, I bring it to life as the eye of a hound, perhaps by sewing a broken light socket at its center.


Currently, I am increasing the size of my sculptures and their reused and recycled content. I enjoy working on these large pieces in public, where these vibrant, handmade works attract passers by, of all ages, to watch as I bend and twist with pliers, cut and stitch with tin snips, wire and an upholstery needle, and poke and bang with an awl and hammer, conversing as I work with those who have questions.


The images submitted are sculptures comprised of trash – used dry cleaning hangers, produce bags and screen, rubber road debris, rusty washers, nuts, bolts and an S-hook, spark plugs, electric wires, sardine tins, broken toys, plastic hotel shampoo bottles, cat food cans, and a bicycle seat – some of which cannot be recycled, and much of which, even if recyclable, often never gets that far, ending up in a landfill.