An accomplished outdoorswoman and competitive equestrian, artist Jenny Booth has been carving for 25 years. (Chase Reynolds-Ewald, Western Art & Architecture, April-May 2013.) In April of 2012, Jenny hung up her saddle and spurs to pursue her art full time. She debuted as an exhibitor at Cody High Style 2012. There she was honored and rewarded with the Peoples’ Choice Award for her entry, a matched set of naturally shed elk antlers carved in a western scroll pattern, inlaid with leather accents and finished as a candelabra with sterling silver candle holders. Jenny’s entry for Cody High Style in 2013 found her receiving the Peoples’ Choice Award once again, honoring her with a back to back win with her carved longhorn skull titled ‘’Keystone Joni’’.
Jenny embraces the challenge of carving, which she calls the “backwards” form of art: starting with a solid and removing material to bring to life the art that is in her mind’s vision. She strives to capture the kinetic feel of life and flow and is constantly pushing her own envelope with new designs, subjects and patterns. Each piece is unique and one of a kind, and is often produced in conjunction with the inspiration of master craftsmen working in other media with limitless possibilities.