Jennifer Blue Hands is a multi disciplinary artist with a BA in Painting and Drawing from IU Bloomington. She has traveled across the US, having lived in Montana, Washington D.C., Colorado, California, and Michigan. Currently, Jennifer resides in her home state of Indiana with her three children, six cats, a dog, and a snake.
As an artist, Jennifer Blue explores themes of nature, innocence, rebirth, and renewal, drawing inspiration from the transformative power of youth, spring, motherhood, fantasy, and solitude. Her work delves into the realm of inner child exploration, seeking healing from grief and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD). Embracing the role of motherhood, she channels these experiences into her creations, carving a narrative of other worlds, resilience, hope, and growth. Through Jennifer's art, she aims to share the vibrant essence of youth and imagination offering a visual journey of self-discovery, and emotional healing. She has primarily been a painter, however, Jennifer has come to enjoy the process of finding images in puzzling together scraps of wood she finds around the shop she loves to frequent. Jennifer independently studies Art Therapy and Psychology, with a focus on a method she calls Draw, Trace, Color. She currently works as a fabricator at Whale Creek, Co. Jennifer is also a scenic painter and assists in light carpentry work at the Phoenix Theatre and occasionally IRT. In February 2024, she began her journey into the world of set design with the Southbank Theatre Company.
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