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Jeri’s short video Hunting Arrowheads with My Father was selected for the 2020 Wisconsin Film Festival and the 2020 Weyauwega International Film Festival. The Wildwood Film Festival will also include the video in an upcoming festival.

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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)

 

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)

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)