Jenny West produces drawings both for and as sculpture. She constructs perspective structures that are placed in architectural spaces, and also comparable structures in the more conventional form of works on paper. Her images are gradually teased into being over time through a process of trial and error, sometimes through transplanting imagery from one source to another. Although based on domestic objects or small ready-made images they possess an independent authority that can be read as either monumental or microscopic.
Through precise and methodical processes she painstakingly builds drawings concerned with pattern, geometry and the spatial. Born in England, in 1957, West studied Sculpture at Falmouth School of Art and Tapestry at The Royal College of Art. She was the recipient of an AHRC Research Fellowship held at Loughborough University (2000-03). West has exhibited at The Whitworth Art Gallery, Leeds City Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Government Art Collection and the Arts Council, England have collected her work among other institutions.