Jenna Naylor

Jenna Naylor is based at AirSpace studio in Stoke and was awarded the Treeline graduate commission through New Art West Midlands. 

Jenna examines how we classify and organise the natural world. ‘I consider how this affects our understanding of our environment. I create drawings that adopt the traditional conventions and methods of scientific and botanical illustration, adapting them to present my fictional hybrids and specimens. Using the space between fact and fiction, I present these specimens within my drawings as if they were encountered in some otherworldly environment, and then observed and studied by the explorer who discovered them. I deliberately omit scientific accuracy in favour of this ambiguity; how do we classify these specimens? Are they plant, animal?’