East Austin Studio Tour Fisterra 2015 Blog Posts

East Austin Studio Tour 2015

Welcome!  Fisterra StudioFree and open to the public:

November 14-15, 11:00am – 6:00pm and again

November 21-21, 11:00am – 6:00pm

1200 E 2nd Street, Austin Texas 78702

More info about other stops at East Austin Studio Tour.

Austin visual artist Jennifer Chenoweth hosts her annual Austin party at her home and art studio during the 2015 EAST Austin Studio Tour. Enjoy refreshments and taste Jennifer’s homemade posole as you see her artwork in the context of where she makes the art. Fisterra Studio’s event is unique every year in that a new group of guest artists will be present and their work on display. Their collective body of work ranges from 2D, 3D, photography, video, and installation. Check out their individual websites:

Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

Elise Sibley Chandler
Christina Coleman
Gabel Karsten
Jennifer Hill
Brian McKinney
Beth Consetta Rubel
Glen Vigus

Edible Austin’s writer Anne Marie Hampshire wrote a great piece about the Green Chile Posole that I will be cooking for you each day of the event.
Edible Austin: The Art of Hospitality

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East Austin Studio Tour Fisterra 2015

Steps, drawing 2013-2015 Catalog


acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″

Steps is a study of the floorplan of the Temple of Venus.
It is a large mixed media on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. I created giant compasses and unique drawing tools to hold pencils and brushes to create multiple marks with one movement.
The radius of the main circle was proportioned to be the distance of my son’s arm, and his hand prints mark points on the circle.

2013-2015 Catalog


acrylic and graphite on paper, 107″ x 96″

This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the basilica built by Charlemagne, the Aachen Cathedral in Germany.
It is a large mixed media on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn as if faceted, as the vaults of the ceilings in the space were built.
These drawings are first layered digitally, because many of the hand-drawn floorplans vary. Then I project the image to get a general proportion that is interesting to human scale, then I measure and draw all of the geometric shapes from center points.

The paper hangs from binder clips with wood strips to support paper at top and bottom.


XYZ Atlas: Hedonic Map of Austin at Elisabet Ney…



Saturday, May 9, 2015, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, May 10, 2015, 11:00am – 6:00pm (Mother’s Day)
Saturday, May 16, 2015, 11:00am – 6:00pm (3rd Annual Ney Day)
Sunday, May 17, 2015, 11:00am – 6:00pm

Austin artist Jennifer Chenoweth will present new work from the XYZ Atlas: the Hedonic Map of Austin, a public art project that connects feelings and places. On the first weekend of WEST (May 9-10), people are invited to flag a large-scale map of Austin with their meaningful experiences.

There will be a crafts table for kids to make emotion flowers for their Moms. There will be some food truck vendors on site too.

On the second weekend (May 16-17), a large outdoor sculpture,”Dance of the Cosmos”, will debut at the Ney Day Celebration and continue on exhibition until Spring 2016. A large-scale, solar powered mechanical lotus bloom that is in sync with the sun.

2013-2015 Catalog


acrylic, chalk and graphite on paper, 107″ x 112″

This large drawing also had an iteration as a wall sculpture and study, “Le Galluce.” This large drawing on paper is a study of the floorplan of the Temple of Minerva Medica in Rome in the Licenian Gardens.
It is a large, mixed media, drawing on paper examining the geometry of the spacial relationships. It is drawn expressively, allowing the movement of my arms to radius circles.



You Are Here, Wright Gallery, Texas A&M, February 2015


Photos by Glen Vigus

2013-2015 Catalog


paint on steel, 24″ x 60″ x 96″

This piece is a full size sculpture that was originally made as a smaller wall sculpture and study, “Santa Maria de Fiore.”
The name is from the basilica in Italy from which the geometry of the floorplan inspired this piece.
Corpus, however, hangs at 40″ off of the floor, suspended from the ceiling from rods and chains.
It is proportioned for a person to lay on the ground under the piece and see themselves reflected in it, as well as to walk around it at approximately chest height for an adult.
The cruciform shape of a basilica is taken from the human form, and with this piece is brought back to human scale.
Its surface is painted as skin on a body.