Growing up in Houston, TX Janet Eskridge spent time exploring the woods - observing sunlight and shadows, investigating layers of leaves and brush, imagining treasure maps and hidden cottages. Hours were spent gathering and arranging sticks, feathers, and rocks among the trees. These early interests transpired into a lifetime of creatively examining the world around her. She currently devotes her attention to making assemblages - tiny worlds created inside of vintage boxes that incorporate old paper, handmade books, maps, objects, photographs and encaustic.
"For me, art making is an intuitive process. I do not have a preconceived outcome in mind when I begin. I start with an empty box, adding and removing objects and images, until I have a sense that they belong together." ~ Janet Eskridge, Lincoln NE