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“Painting in the Time of COVID-19,” a short video about a series of eight paintings that Jeri relates to the current COVID-19 crisis and what it means to shelter in place.
“Life Time—my autobiography in 3 1/2 minutes,” a short autobiographical video using old family photographs from Jeri’s childhood (3:29).
“Hope, a Film,” a film about hope created by Jeri Griffith using 23 watercolor images on handmade watercolor paper(3:26).
“Drawing Bellini,” a short video about Jeri’s practice of learning about great artist’s work by drawing in museums or from books (2:56).
The Geography Series (4:11), about a series of watercolor collages Jeri completed in 1977
Jeri Griffith: Pastels 1989–1990 (5:05), about a series of pastels Jeri completed in Austin, Texas, from 1989-1990 that was a turning point for her in the use of abstraction and color
Butterflies & Crosses (5:30), about grief using journal entries and images
Jeri Griffith: Paintings 1975–1978 (4:30), a video in which Jeri discusses her early watercolors from the late 1970s
About Time (5:00)—A short video meditation on time and weaving
My Grandmother’s Harmonica (4:30)—A short video about the 1926 Horner harmonica given to me by my grandmother!
Video (5:00) Introduction to Jeri’s Odyssey, a 28-painting series in response to Homer’s Odyssey.
Video (6:13) “In Black and White”–A short video on the series of 150 drawings entitled “In Black and White.”
Video (4:32): Living
Video (3:55): On the Impetus for “Living“ — A repeated theme in Jeri’s work is the question of what it means to be a human being. In this video, Jeri speaks about the challenge of answering that question in the face of the sheer numbers of humans in our urban life, but it’s a celebration of our life force as well.
Video (4:07): Birth
Video (3:23): On the Metaphor of Birth — In our experience of our lives, we are constantly being born. In this video, Jeri speaks about the two sides of this metaphor: the inward facing meditative state and the one of being thrust out, whether by internal or external pressure, into a new world and circumstances.