Videos

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more reflections on the covid journey, the third in a series of short videos by Jeri on life during the pandemic (4:28)

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 (2:19)

Life Time—my autobiography in 3½ 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 twenty-three watercolor images on handmade watercolor paper (3:26)

Drawing Bellini, a short video about Jeri’s practice of learning about a great artist’s work by drawing in museums or from books (2:56)

The Geography Series, about a series of watercolor collages Jeri completed in 1977 (4:11)

Jeri Griffith: Pastels 1989–1990, about a series of pastels Jeri completed in Austin, Texas, from 1989 to 1990 that was a turning point for her in the use of abstraction and color (5:05)

Butterflies & Crosses, about processing grief using journal entries and images (5:21)

Jeri Griffith: Paintings 1975–1978, a video in which Jeri discusses her early watercolors from the late 1970s (4:30)

About Time, a short video meditation on time and weaving (5:00)

My Grandmother’s Harmonica, a short video about the 1926 Hohner harmonica given to Jeri by her grandmother (4:30)

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In Black and White, a short video on the series of 150 drawings titled In Black and White (6:13)

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Living (4:32)

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. (3:55)

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Birth (4:07)

 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. (3:23)