Jane Marshall Fleming is a PhD student in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of Ocotillo Worship (APEP Publications, 2019) and Violence/Joy/Chaos (Rhythm & Bones Press, 2020). Her poetry, collages, and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Ghost City Review, Barren Magazine, Pussy Magic Magazine, and Honey & Lime, among others. She was a finalist for Light, Space, and Time Gallery’s solo show series, and will be the Artist in Residence for the Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, New York in July, 2019. She is currently a Contributing Editor at Barren Magazine and can be found on twitter @queenjaneapx.
I am primarily interested in capturing the divine in all beings. Most often, I find myself celebrating the powerfully feminine in each piece. Several of my collages exhibit non-traditional Madonnas who derive their power from their internal multitudes, rather than simply their reproductive capacity. I am often inspired by the strength and aggression exuded by certain models when I find them in magazines and books and I want to highlight that. Additionally, I am always inspired by those around me, like Rae Piwarski (Featured Creatures Art), who created the “The Future is Female” sticker. I am always playing with the idea of a divine chaos and possibility of a world run on femininity.