Oh Henry!by Jodi Walker
For my ArtSpire, I was inspired by tile work designed by Henry Mercer and the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works In Doylestown, PA. I was born and raised in New Jersey, and never knew that there was a castle not too far away in Pennsylvania. I have since taken many tours of both the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle, the latter which Henry Mercer designed and lived in. The images in the frames on my ArtSpire are animals/creatures/icons of New Jersey.
Materials: Wood frames and shapes cut with a scroll saw and painted with spray paint and latex paint
Dimensions: 5″ x 5″ x 49″
Map/Spire Number: 02
Location: Hopewell Borough Park
Address: 9 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell NJ 08525
About the Artist
Jodi Walker is an artist living in New Hope, Pennsylvania. A New Jersey native, she often uses iconic images of her home state in her work. Pork Roll has been a reoccurring subject for paintings and wood cutouts.
Jodi’s love of bats has lead to a majority of her work being produced under the name Bat Factory. Her creations range from paintings to works in clay and metal to carved wood and more, with subjects more than simply bats.
Jodi is an member of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, a carver of huge pumpkins, and can be found on most social media platforms as @batfactory.
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“This charming menagerie of animal portraits, superimposed on the spire, creates wonderful depth and interest.”