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Faces of Artspace: Jazmin Wooster

Meet Jazmin Wooster, a crochet artist, painter and photographer originally from Buenos Aires, now living in Artspace Patchogue.

, located at 20 Terry Street, held its last summer with the goal of attracting artists to Patchogue Village. This series introduces you to some of the talented faces behind its doors.

Jazmin Wooster

Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Patch: Tell us about where you are from?

Wooster: I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and my family moved to San Diego, California in hopes of escaping the "Dirty War". The Dirty War, from 1976-1983, was a seven year campaign by the Argentine government against suspected dissidents and subversives. Many people, both opponents of the government as well as innocent people, "disappeared" in the middle of the night. They were taken to secret government detention centers where they were tortured and eventually killed. These people are known as "los desaparecidos" or "the disappeared".

Patch: What is your art, and how long have you been doing it?

Wooster: I have been crocheting since I was a teenager, and painting for about 15 years. I love to take pictures thanks to my photojournalist dad who often had black and white photographs spread out all over the house. I borrowed his camera and took pictures, later I learned to paint. I move from one to another depending on my mood.

Patch: What drew you to Artspace?

Wooster: I came to Artspace in hopes of collaborating with other artists. Every day I learn something new from one of them!

Patch: What benefits have you found by living in an artist community?

Wooster: It's inspiring in a lot of ways, and keeps me grounded in the process of making art. The best part is being able to get feedback from your peers on any given day.

Patch: What is your favorite aspect of living in the Patchogue area?

Wooster: I enjoy being near the shops, restaurants, parks, and the library. Coming from big cities like San Diego and Los Angeles, it's nice to be able to live in a small community for a change.

Patch: What are your future goals?

Wooster: My goal is to keep creating art!

Patch: Where can people see more of your work?

Wooster: Visit my online shop called Jamais Vu at www.etsy.com/shop/madamecrochett.

Live at Artspace and want to be featured on Patchogue Patch? Email michael@patch.com. All of the Artspace profiles are together on the Faces of Artspace Topic Page.

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Dan March 20, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I am proud to know this woman.
Dan March 20, 2012 at 06:44 PM
the patch keeps me in tune with my village no matte what else is going on

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