About this Work
Rather than being a poem about the after life, it really became a platform to examine life and living, our moral challenges and the concept of free will.
Jennifer Strange
This website represents a collection of contemporary drawings and sculptures by Indianapolis artist Jennifer Strange.

The works were inspired by the Medieval poem, 'The Divine Comedy,' written by Italian poet, Dante Alighieri, in approximately 1300. While my images follow certain passages in the 'Commedia,' they primarily focus on the symbolic content and an examination of Humanity and Free Will…important themes within the 'Commedia' and relevant in any age.
Please use this site to explore the potential of the Commedia, it's impact upon your life today and how it's perennial knowledge can bring great insight into our understanding of Humanity and the world in which we live. Feel free to contact me with questions. I also welcome the opportunity to lecture to University classes teaching Dante and 'The Divine Comedy.'

Carpe Diem! Io guiderò e mi Segui.

About the Artist
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Art degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1982 in painting and drawing. During her undergraduate studies, she studied in Florence, Italy. In 1985, Jennifer returned to Italy, as a scholarship recipient during graduate studies in fine arts. She spent three months in Cortona, a medieval hill town in central Italy. In 1986, she received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Georgia, Athens.

Jennifer enjoys both landscape and figurative painting, mosaic work and sculpture. She became involved with the Divine Comedy, creating drawings and sculptures inspired from Dante Alighieri’s medieval poem The Divine Comedy. Although the work is ongoing, a significant collection has been displayed in various exhibitions including, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and the National Academy of Design in New York. International exhibits include Temple University, Rome Campus and Palazzo Casali in Cortona, Italy. She has been invited to speak about her work by several major universities including the University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Boston College, and Bucknell. She plans to complete the final portion of drawings from Paradise in the near future.

She also does mural painting and her works can be seen in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Indiana State Museum, and the Indianapolis Zoo.
“ No matter what I am doing, I am devoted to the pursuit of discovering life. I do this through my many roles as artist, writer, wife, mother, and volunteer. I am grateful to share this journey with my husband David, and our three sons, Drew, Chris and Max! ”

Paintings and Drawings