lawnmower, yarn, gas can, 2007
american artist, jennifer brooke marsh graduated earlier this year from syracuse university.
her work explores form, material, process, and meaning by using representations of objects found
within living and working environments.
blue chair, wood, 2005
-artists statement 2007-
in constructing artwork, I often feel a natural inclination towards covering, wrapping, or assembling
structures on top of other forms, such as chairs, ladders, lawnmowers, gas cans, buildings, sheep,
and abstracted forms that I make from chicken wire and paper maché. this tendency to cover and
conceal objects arises out of my childhood memories of my mother adorning the things she loved
the most (e.g., fitting covers on the furniture, dressing her children, and even dressing the dog).
this practice of covering and assembling objects gives rise to feelings of protection and,
through implication, its opposite – a sense of vulnerability.’ – JPM
chiar two, wood, 2006
abandoned gas station in blanket fabric, with international fiber collaborative, 2007-08
industrial landscape, wood, acrylic, 2005