March 23, 2012
The nature of Jillian Greg is a wonderfully complex one. She is sweet, calm, gently spoken. And then you meet her art: wildly elaborate and intricately imagined pieces of jewelry given second lives as wall hangings. It's that kind of compelling juxtaposition that makes Jillian the best of both worlds: the understated meets The Statement. Her WildFiber jewelry collection incorporates natural and found materials, freely exploring their artistic potential. Our March Arts Night Out fashion show--"The Wilds"-- showcased her work alongside the vibrant colors and prints of our new spring collections.
How did you get started?
I have been collecting beads and natural fibers for many years. About six years ago I learned to weave the necklaces and they just reached out for exotic adornment.
What do you love about your job?
As a social worker, I am repeatedly struck by the strength of the human spirit, as well as a person’s capacity to change.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find my inspiration from the people I love, music, beachcombing, Banyan trees, exotic beads, natural fibers, and tribal artifacts.
Jillian Greg's Jewelry/Wall Hangings will be on view at Ode for the month of March.
For more on Jillian Greg and her collection, visit www.wildfiberarts.com