jennifer brooke marsh
aug 10, 2008
jennifer brooke marsh


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-

‘my fascination with the diverse characteristics of various materials has led me to emphasize
everything from the invincibility of industrial materials to the humility of fibrous ones. on a road of
growth and development, I have consistently leaned towards using materials in their rawest forms
as well as more traditional techniques that are grounded in our culture. in ‘victoria, excepted & rejected’,
for example, it was important that I became connected to the farming community, taking part in the
process of creating rope from its raw state, learning and exploring traditional methods.


metal chair in progress, 2006

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

more
jennifer brooke marsh: http://www.jenniferbrookemarsh.com
international fiber collaborative: http://www.InternationalFiberCollaborative.com

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