The American Numismatic Society has released its latest edition of The Planchet, the society’s official podcast. In this episode, the fifth for the new podcast, the Society interviews Jenna Lash, an artist who has specialized in Numismatic paintings.
In the interview, Lash discusses her paintings, how she selects her subjects and themes, and what it has been like to be a visual artist during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jenna Lash is a visual artist who is fascinated by currency. Her interest is in diverse cultures and how their identities are represented by their money. Through the prism of her work, Lash’s art reflects her impressions of countries’ symbolic representations of their financial systems.
Lash’s enlarged pointillist images also bring attention to money’s beauty and symbolism. Further clarification of the meaning of currency and culture is seen by viewing her paintings individually, or together during an exhibit. The accessibility of her work allows viewers to relate in an intimate way with the images on her large and small money paintings.
Lash’s unique contemporary pointillism is reminiscent of Seurat’s dots of color. She has been written up by Ralph Gardner of “The Wall Street Journal,” and “Bloomberg News” for her solo show in Switzerland. “The National Art Museum and Gallery Guide,” and “The Art Now/New York Gallery Guide,” have both displayed illustrations of her work in their magazines.
Lash has won many awards for her work. She has had fourteen solo shows in New York during the last fifteen years, as well as been in more than thirty juried group exhibitions. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s of Arts Degree from New York University. She has also studied at the American Academy of Rome. Her work is held in private collections in the United States and in Europe.Jenna Lash Official Site
This episode is about 35 minutes long. Currently, the ANS produces an up-to one-hour long podcast each month. There will also be occasional special episodes focused on ANS news and information.
To sign up to receive this new podcast, open up your favorite podcast app and search for “The Planchet”. You can also listen to it via a web player on the ANS site.
If you are looking for other coin collecting related podcasts, check out this Mail Bag post outlining some of the ones that I listen to here at USCoinNews.com
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ANS, you can check out the details here.