My Pretty Mermaid  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
   Apparition  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas -  90.5x50.5cm - sold
   Fair Maiden in Brine  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 16.5 x 6x7cm - sold
   Feminine Wiles  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
   Spawn  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on watercolour board - 76.5x56cm - sold
   Amputemptress  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 30.5x30.5cm - sold
   Domesticated  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on linen - 61x92cm - sold
   Merman Woos Beautiful Maiden  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 40.5x48cm - sold 
 This was something of a homage to "I Know What You Want" by Harry Clarke.  
   Omega 3  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 3x7.5cm - sold
   Kelp  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on watercolour board - 40.5x76cm - sold
   Narcissist  - jngaio 2009 
 acrylic on wood - 92x47cm - sold
   Lady Lovely Locks  - jngaio 2009 
 coloured pencil on paper - 37x44.5cm - for sale
   Brain Food  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 16.5x6x7cm - sold
   Bubbles  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition pegasus print - 50.8x18.8cm - for sale
   Matriarch  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on wood - 50.5x29cm - sold
   Blush  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
   Exotic Femme Fatale in her Natural Environment  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 47.5x37.5x23 - NFS
   Nocturnal  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 21.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Carnivore  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on wood - 38.5x44.5cm - for sale
   My Fair Lady  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Marge  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 20.5x205.cm - for sale
   Silver Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 15x20cm - sold
   Cephalopod  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 17x22cm - for sale
   Siren Song  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
   Rock Star  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 16x21cm - sold
   Prehistoric  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 19x14cm - sold
   Lovers  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19x14cm - for sale
   The Mermaid at the End of the Universe  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Titty Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   Engorged  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Princess  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
   Sea Witch  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 10.5x12cm - for sale
   Salt Dreams  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   The Queen of Flop  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - for sale
   Seafarer’s Sketch of a Siren  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 30x40cm - sold
   SHAZZAM!  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Puffer Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   Chantelle  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 12.5x38cm - for sale
   Ladies  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 27.5x37cm - for sale
   Mermaid Contemplates String Theory  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 10.5x28.5cm - sold
   Deep Dark Sea  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 25x51cm - for sale
   Rough Night Out  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 10.5x28cm - for sale
   Sea Slug  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Sea Slug  - alternate view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Solitary Confinement  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Solitary Confinement  - alternate view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Siren  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 91x122cm - for sale
   Fairily Comeliness  - jngaio 2009 
 found objects - 19x12x14cm - NFS
   Sea Monster  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
   Man Eater  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on linen - 23x30.5cm - for sale
   Fish Delish  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
   Psychedelic Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 acrylic on canvas - 41x121cm - for sale
   Sparkling Sea  - front view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
   Sparkling Sea  - back view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
   Underwater Love  - front view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
   Underwater Love  - back view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
   Drip  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Undertow 1  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Undertow 2  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Undertow 3  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Cold Salt Skin Artist Statement  - jngaio 2009 
 The mermaid figure combines many things I love. From the dangerous, dark depths of the ocean, she is a beautiful, animalistic, hypersexual freakshow monster who could be a predator, a victim or both. She can be seen as an incredibly lonely creature desperate for love, or her isolation could be liberating, exciting, alien. 
 The mermaid, to me, represents the stereotypes of woman: she tends to be driven by her emotions, she is beautiful and desirable but also dangerous. She is incredibly animalistic and represents what we want but are afraid of. 
 This exhibition is quite personal as it stems from a childhood obsession with mermaids; every family holiday at the beach was spent trying to will myself to grow a tail in the water. I was influenced by various representations of mermaids from medieval folk art to the more familiar and elegant classical paintings, and was driven by a desire to create something intimate rather than intellectual. More and more I am drawn to the simple processes of creating and crafting. Although I am very interested with subverting the modern plasticisation and packaging of the female body, and find myself dwelling on the concepts of the male gaze, the power and curse of sexuality, and the colonialists’ Other as a Noble Savage, these themes brought themselves into the works organically rather than through any attempt of mine to wrestle them into place on the wall. This exhibition is not my opportunity to proselytize or examine anything academically, and is more part of my compulsion to draw fish with boobs. 
 Jessie grew up in Rotorua,  New Zealand where she studied art an design. In 2007 she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed her Masters in Fine Art at RMIT  University. She now works as a video editor for an ethical erotica company and makes art in her spare time. Her work can be found in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, The United States, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
   My Pretty Mermaid  - installation detail - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
  The opening night. 
  Gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookies are served by the wonderfully awesome  bs . 
  Myself with a good luck dinosaur and a gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookie made by  this lovely lady. 
   My Pretty Mermaid  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
My Pretty Mermaid - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
   Apparition  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas -  90.5x50.5cm - sold
Apparition - jngaio 2009 oil on canvas -  90.5x50.5cm - sold
   Fair Maiden in Brine  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 16.5 x 6x7cm - sold
Fair Maiden in Brine - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 16.5 x 6x7cm - sold
   Feminine Wiles  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
Feminine Wiles - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
   Spawn  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on watercolour board - 76.5x56cm - sold
Spawn - jngaio 2009 mixed media on watercolour board - 76.5x56cm - sold
   Amputemptress  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 30.5x30.5cm - sold
Amputemptress - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 30.5x30.5cm - sold
   Domesticated  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on linen - 61x92cm - sold
Domesticated - jngaio 2009 oil on linen - 61x92cm - sold
   Merman Woos Beautiful Maiden  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 40.5x48cm - sold 
 This was something of a homage to "I Know What You Want" by Harry Clarke.  
Merman Woos Beautiful Maiden - jngaio 2009 ink on paper - 40.5x48cm - sold This was something of a homage to "I Know What You Want" by Harry Clarke.  
   Omega 3  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 3x7.5cm - sold
Omega 3 - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 3x7.5cm - sold
   Kelp  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on watercolour board - 40.5x76cm - sold
Kelp - jngaio 2009 mixed media on watercolour board - 40.5x76cm - sold
   Narcissist  - jngaio 2009 
 acrylic on wood - 92x47cm - sold
Narcissist - jngaio 2009 acrylic on wood - 92x47cm - sold
   Lady Lovely Locks  - jngaio 2009 
 coloured pencil on paper - 37x44.5cm - for sale
Lady Lovely Locks - jngaio 2009 coloured pencil on paper - 37x44.5cm - for sale
   Brain Food  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 16.5x6x7cm - sold
Brain Food - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 16.5x6x7cm - sold
   Bubbles  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition pegasus print - 50.8x18.8cm - for sale
Bubbles - jngaio 2009 limited edition pegasus print - 50.8x18.8cm - for sale
   Matriarch  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on wood - 50.5x29cm - sold
Matriarch - jngaio 2009 mixed media on wood - 50.5x29cm - sold
   Blush  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
Blush - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 19.5x24.5cm - sold
   Exotic Femme Fatale in her Natural Environment  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 47.5x37.5x23 - NFS
Exotic Femme Fatale in her Natural Environment - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 47.5x37.5x23 - NFS
   Nocturnal  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 21.8x50.8cm - for sale
Nocturnal - jngaio 2009 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 21.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Carnivore  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on wood - 38.5x44.5cm - for sale
Carnivore - jngaio 2009 mixed media on wood - 38.5x44.5cm - for sale
   My Fair Lady  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
My Fair Lady - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Marge  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 20.5x205.cm - for sale
Marge - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 20.5x205.cm - for sale
   Silver Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 15x20cm - sold
Silver Fish - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 15x20cm - sold
   Cephalopod  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 17x22cm - for sale
Cephalopod - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 17x22cm - for sale
   Siren Song  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
Siren Song - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
   Rock Star  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 16x21cm - sold
Rock Star - jngaio 2009 ink on paper - 16x21cm - sold
   Prehistoric  - jngaio 2009 
 ink on paper - 19x14cm - sold
Prehistoric - jngaio 2009 ink on paper - 19x14cm - sold
   Lovers  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 19x14cm - for sale
Lovers - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 19x14cm - for sale
   The Mermaid at the End of the Universe  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
The Mermaid at the End of the Universe - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Titty Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
Titty Fish - jngaio 2009 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   Engorged  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
Engorged - jngaio 2009 limited edition, signed pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Princess  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
Princess - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 11x14cm - sold
   Sea Witch  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 10.5x12cm - for sale
Sea Witch - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 10.5x12cm - for sale
   Salt Dreams  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
Salt Dreams - jngaio 2009 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   The Queen of Flop  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - for sale
The Queen of Flop - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - for sale
   Seafarer’s Sketch of a Siren  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 30x40cm - sold
Seafarer’s Sketch of a Siren - jngaio 2009 pencil and shellac on paper - 30x40cm - sold
   SHAZZAM!  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
SHAZZAM! - jngaio 2009 mixed media on paper - 7x4cm - sold
   Puffer Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
Puffer Fish - jngaio 2009 pencil and shellac on paper - 6.5.x8.7cm - sold
   Chantelle  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 12.5x38cm - for sale
Chantelle - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 12.5x38cm - for sale
   Ladies  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 27.5x37cm - for sale
Ladies - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 27.5x37cm - for sale
   Mermaid Contemplates String Theory  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 10.5x28.5cm - sold
Mermaid Contemplates String Theory - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 10.5x28.5cm - sold
   Deep Dark Sea  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 25x51cm - for sale
Deep Dark Sea - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 25x51cm - for sale
   Rough Night Out  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on found object - 10.5x28cm - for sale
Rough Night Out - jngaio 2009 oil on found object - 10.5x28cm - for sale
   Sea Slug  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
Sea Slug - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Sea Slug  - alternate view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
Sea Slug - alternate view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Solitary Confinement  - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
Solitary Confinement - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Solitary Confinement  - alternate view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
Solitary Confinement - alternate view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 8x6x8cm - sold
   Siren  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 91x122cm - for sale
Siren - jngaio 2009 oil on canvas - 91x122cm - for sale
   Fairily Comeliness  - jngaio 2009 
 found objects - 19x12x14cm - NFS
Fairily Comeliness - jngaio 2009 found objects - 19x12x14cm - NFS
   Sea Monster  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
Sea Monster - jngaio 2009 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
   Man Eater  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on linen - 23x30.5cm - for sale
Man Eater - jngaio 2009 oil on linen - 23x30.5cm - for sale
   Fish Delish  - jngaio 2009 
 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
Fish Delish - jngaio 2009 oil on canvas - 30.5x40.5 - for sale
   Psychedelic Fish  - jngaio 2009 
 acrylic on canvas - 41x121cm - for sale
Psychedelic Fish - jngaio 2009 acrylic on canvas - 41x121cm - for sale
   Sparkling Sea  - front view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
Sparkling Sea - front view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
   Sparkling Sea  - back view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
Sparkling Sea - back view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - sold
   Underwater Love  - front view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
Underwater Love - front view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
   Underwater Love  - back view - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
Underwater Love - back view - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 9x8x28.5cm - for sale 
   Drip  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
Drip - jngaio 2009 limited edition pegasus print - 33.8x50.8cm - for sale
   Undertow 1  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
Undertow 1 - jngaio 2009 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Undertow 2  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
Undertow 2 - jngaio 2009 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Undertow 3  - jngaio 2009 
 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
Undertow 3 - jngaio 2009 limited edition, signed photo print - 20.3x30.5cm - for sale
   Cold Salt Skin Artist Statement  - jngaio 2009 
 The mermaid figure combines many things I love. From the dangerous, dark depths of the ocean, she is a beautiful, animalistic, hypersexual freakshow monster who could be a predator, a victim or both. She can be seen as an incredibly lonely creature desperate for love, or her isolation could be liberating, exciting, alien. 
 The mermaid, to me, represents the stereotypes of woman: she tends to be driven by her emotions, she is beautiful and desirable but also dangerous. She is incredibly animalistic and represents what we want but are afraid of. 
 This exhibition is quite personal as it stems from a childhood obsession with mermaids; every family holiday at the beach was spent trying to will myself to grow a tail in the water. I was influenced by various representations of mermaids from medieval folk art to the more familiar and elegant classical paintings, and was driven by a desire to create something intimate rather than intellectual. More and more I am drawn to the simple processes of creating and crafting. Although I am very interested with subverting the modern plasticisation and packaging of the female body, and find myself dwelling on the concepts of the male gaze, the power and curse of sexuality, and the colonialists’ Other as a Noble Savage, these themes brought themselves into the works organically rather than through any attempt of mine to wrestle them into place on the wall. This exhibition is not my opportunity to proselytize or examine anything academically, and is more part of my compulsion to draw fish with boobs. 
 Jessie grew up in Rotorua,  New Zealand where she studied art an design. In 2007 she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed her Masters in Fine Art at RMIT  University. She now works as a video editor for an ethical erotica company and makes art in her spare time. Her work can be found in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, The United States, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 
Cold Salt Skin Artist Statement - jngaio 2009 The mermaid figure combines many things I love. From the dangerous, dark depths of the ocean, she is a beautiful, animalistic, hypersexual freakshow monster who could be a predator, a victim or both. She can be seen as an incredibly lonely creature desperate for love, or her isolation could be liberating, exciting, alien. The mermaid, to me, represents the stereotypes of woman: she tends to be driven by her emotions, she is beautiful and desirable but also dangerous. She is incredibly animalistic and represents what we want but are afraid of. This exhibition is quite personal as it stems from a childhood obsession with mermaids; every family holiday at the beach was spent trying to will myself to grow a tail in the water. I was influenced by various representations of mermaids from medieval folk art to the more familiar and elegant classical paintings, and was driven by a desire to create something intimate rather than intellectual. More and more I am drawn to the simple processes of creating and crafting. Although I am very interested with subverting the modern plasticisation and packaging of the female body, and find myself dwelling on the concepts of the male gaze, the power and curse of sexuality, and the colonialists’ Other as a Noble Savage, these themes brought themselves into the works organically rather than through any attempt of mine to wrestle them into place on the wall. This exhibition is not my opportunity to proselytize or examine anything academically, and is more part of my compulsion to draw fish with boobs. Jessie grew up in Rotorua, New Zealand where she studied art an design. In 2007 she moved to Melbourne, Australia where she completed her Masters in Fine Art at RMIT University. She now works as a video editor for an ethical erotica company and makes art in her spare time. Her work can be found in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, The United States, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. 
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
Gallery Overview - jngaio 2009
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
Gallery Overview - jngaio 2009
   Gallery Overview  - jngaio 2009
Gallery Overview - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
Installation Detail - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
Installation Detail - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
Installation Detail - jngaio 2009
   Installation Detail  - jngaio 2009
Installation Detail - jngaio 2009
   My Pretty Mermaid  - installation detail - jngaio 2009 
 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
My Pretty Mermaid - installation detail - jngaio 2009 mixed media - 78x23x47.5cm - sold
  The opening night. 
The opening night. 
  Gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookies are served by the wonderfully awesome  bs . 
Gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookies are served by the wonderfully awesome bs. 
  Myself with a good luck dinosaur and a gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookie made by  this lovely lady. 
Myself with a good luck dinosaur and a gluten-free, sparkly mermaid cookie made by this lovely lady. 
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