Cindy Jackson Warnock

Cindy Jackson Warnock

Cindy Jackson Warnock holds a B.F.A. from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and a M.F.A. from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  Before pursuing her graduate degree, she served as head of the patina department at the Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture in Mercerville, New Jersey. Casting and finishing all her own work since 1984, she has extensive foundry experience and enjoys sharing her passion for technical and patination processes.

Cindy has exhibited both nationally and internationally and in 1996, she received a Wyoming Visual Arts Fellowship.  She has shown in numerous juried exhibitions and her work is in permanent collections at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art in New Castle, Pennsylvania and at Colorado State University, as well as numerous private collections.  She now maintains a studio in Thornton, Colorado. 

Artist’s Statement 

The structures that are prominent in my work continue to explore and allude to a sense of space; spaces that intrigue, mystify, contain, envelop, draw, and repel. Forms reminiscent of pods and vessels tower above and cower beneath, at once both empowered and vulnerable. They are elevated, placed protectively, tied securely, wrapped and encircled in an attempt to embody them with preciousness. Many of these forms allude to the archetypal image of the house/home/dwelling which has served as a metaphor of the self throughout history. We see it here as it sits quietly; covers; hovers; surrounds, and is surrounded; guards, and is guarded. Intimate spaces suggested by nuturing pod and vessel images attempt to intrigue, mystify, contain, envelop, draw, and repel. Multiplicities exist that remind us of the many roles we experience daily. The natural materials are reminiscent of the growth that is reflected in our own personal journeys.