‘The Theory of Equivalent Exchange’ by Jennifer Allnutt
Artist: Jennifer Allnutt
Title: ‘The Theory of Equivalent Exchange’
Medium: Oil on Baltic birch panel
Dimensions: 7.9″ x 7.9″
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 10.2″ x 10.2″)
Year of Creation: 2020
Artwork Will Ship From: Australia
About the Artwork:
‘Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy’s first law of exchange.’ – Full Metal Alchemist
“When I first started this painting I began watching Full Metal Alchemist at the same time. The series undoubtedly had an impact on my work.
I began crafting a skull made of ancient flowers and eyes. The work hints at ideas of rebirth, the cycle of all life and the detrimental impact of humans on the planet. The work also pays homage to the 15 century Italian painter Arcimbaldo who created portraits out of fruit and flowers.” – Jennifer Allnutt
About the Artist:
Jennifer Allnutt is a contemporary figurative artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She works primarily with oil paints on canvas and cradled wood panel.
A lover of old master artwork from Bouguereau and Caravaggio to Hieronymus Bosch, as well as a fascination in poetry, mythos and music. All these interests permeate throughout her practice.
In her artworks Jenny crafts her own idiosyncratic mythology from these influences and she explores human narratives like spiritualism, rebirth, love and death through figurative and botanical subject matter.