Pest in the Garden
Jennie Thwing

Pest in the Garden is an installation featuring a cut-paper animated garden and wall mural. In the animation, a garden grows as insect-humans emerge from flowers. The animation hints at man’s love for nature and resulting parasitic tendencies. It is also a metaphor for the relationship between parents and their children.

“My goal as an artist is to process and understand my experiences through the creation of art. After the birth of my son (2 years ago) I was forced to change my work process. I started creating daily 3-10 second animations. This led me to start a new series of works (including Pest in the Garden) that serve as a love letter to my 2-year-old son.” —Jennie Thwing

About the Artist
Jennie Thwing is a New York-based artist and animator and an Assistant Professor at Farmingdale State College SUNY. She received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and her MFA from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has exhibited her art work nationally and internationally, in solo and group shows in countries such as Norway, Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Great Britain. She has attended artist residencies in the USA, Canada, Norway and New Zealand and received numerous awards, including the Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists Fellowship, the SPARC Artist in Residence Grant and several Queens Arts Fund Grants.

For further information about Jennie’s work, please visit her website at She may also be followed on Instagram.

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