Jeannie Ortiz

Jeannie Ortiz explores what it means to be human by drawing from the natural world to create objects of protection, adornment, utility and symbolism.  Her work begins with threads of silk, cotton, linen, alpaca and wool – materials at the foundation of human civilization. Magical alchemy brings colors to life through the dyeing of fibers with harvested leaves, roots, flowers, fruits and fungi.  Weaving integrates these elements with the zen like repetition of the technological marvel that is the handloom. Uniting this whole process is nature whom informs both her materials and imparts the spark of inspiration.

The meditative process by which the threads come to life is central to the creation of Jeannie’s work.    The process of weaving exists within a well-worn trail that has wound its way through all of human history.  Each thread passed through the loom adds a new layer to an ancient story, a new mode of exploration and intimate expression is revealed.   Through this work she is honored to carry this ancient craft into the future, weaving pieces that can be worn, used and loved for generations. 

Explorations in physical expressions of art through aerial dance and movement. For the past 6 years Jeannie has been diving into the world of aerial dance and performance. Her story is just beginning to emerge into this world, and who knows what form it will take.

Daily Workings

  • A little more purple

    One more little purple piece for sale 💜 Organic cotton linen and raw silk Ethereal scarf.

    My Astro-bee tank is also available in the shop. It was created with original artwork by my partner Kyle Parker Cunningham

  • Look Closer

    This morning was my first three pitch climb, and also the first time I’ve photographed one of my pieces while hanging off a cliff. ☺️
    A name has been drawn for the random draw for a chance to purchase Flickers of Hope. Thank you SO very much to everyone who entered. I wish I could make something for each and every one of you

  • Purple Grapes

    I’m going to start a batch of grape mead today from our bumper crop of grapes, and hopefully finish up this weaving too. 💜