Raised on a century farm in Iowa, LeAnn left home to study graphic design and illustration. In 2003, she received an AA from The Creative Center in Omaha, Nebraska. LeAnn works primarily in digital art mediums, specifically vector art, a method of illustrating by creating shapes using mathematical points and paths instead of pixels. This allows the artwork to enlarge to any size without losing image quality, a very useful method for this large scale banner project. LeAnn suspects her penchant for a precise medium like vector illustration has much to do with her lifelong appreciation of geometry, symmetry, and the underlying chaotic order of the cosmos. Since 2006, LeAnn has been working professionally as an Art Director, as well as creating art for her own enjoyment. She is the current Art Director at Ink Tank Merch in Omaha, a subsidiary of Saddle Creek Records.
Mediums: No specialty noted.
For more information, visit the artist's website at http://www.blueshiftgfx.com.
by LeAnn Jensen
Location: Downtown; Grain Silo 3417 Vinton St. Omaha NE
Owner: Emerging Terrain
Series: Stored Potential Two
Additional Information: The banner created by Ms. Jensen is intended to highlight the changes in our modes of transportation. It is especially interesting to note how we have gradually adopted transportation methods requiring the burning of fossil fuels. From animal-powered transport, to human-powered devices such as the bicycle, to the steam engine, and finally, the combustion engine. To the artist, it is no great surprise that the use of fossil fuels for transport has been a significant contributor to the altered composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.