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Georgianne Jackofsky and Mike Jackofsky | Reawakening

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Georgianne Jackofsky and  Mike Jackofsky | Reawakening
Georgianne Jackofsky Rocky Point, New York
Mike Jackofsky, Escondito, California


Reawakening, 2020
Box Elder Burl,ink
4.5 x 5 x 5 inches | 11.43 x 12.7 x 12.7cm

Mike turned the natural edge box elder hollow vessel and Georgianne did the burning and coloring. He says, "One of the things I have learned over the years from participating in the Emma Lake Collaboration and in other collaborative work I have done, is that collaborating involves giving up control over your work to some extent. To collaborate is to allow other artists to express themselves, and I am never quite sure where it will end up.
My sister in law, Georgianne Jackofsky, has been drawing and painting her whole life and she also has a background in graphic design. She has adapted her style to woodburning, and when I gave her some of my hollow forms to burn, I don't think either one of us knew how it would turn out. I think these collaboration pieces represent a balance between the beauty and form of the wood, and her drawing with the woodburner."

Georgianne Jackofsky is a freelance illustrator from New York.  She attended New York Institute of Technology, majoring in Art with a concentration in Advertising Design, and subsequently worked in the graphic art field for over 25 years.  Georgianne's quest for artistic freedom would eventually lead her to become a freelance artist specializing in layout and design as well as pen and ink illustration. Her work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, media packaging, and a line of greeting cards.
For the past several years, Georgianne has been transferring her creative ideas and illustration techniques to the art of pyrography, burning designs on wood, and in 2013, she began collaborating with her brother-in-law, Mike Jackofsky, a professional woodturner known for his hollow vessels. 

“My original major was math, so I've always been drawn to the beauty of geometric shapes.  They have their own emotional force and, for me, became the perfect vehicle to explore and express my creative ideas. I'm particularly influenced by the designs on ancient bowls, cave walls, textiles, medieval manuscripts, and, most notably, maps.
I don't sketch my ideas out in advance, nor measure or use a straight edge or ruler, but freehand "draw" each design letting the shape and grain of each piece of wood influence the design. Often, when I start, I have no idea where I'll end up; each piece is a unique journey.” When not traveling around the countryside performing with her acoustic American roots music band, the “Homegrown String Band”, Georgianne creates her art in the seaside community of Rocky Point, NY.



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