Preserve > History

Purified Beginnings
jelly jars, cutlery, sterilizinf rack
12.5" X 14.5" X 12"
2011
Purity
jelly jar, spoon, canning extractor
15" X 3.75" X 4"
2011
Gathering
jelly jar, cutlery, cooling rack
9.5" X 12" X 8"
2011
Reserve
jelly jars, cutlery, drying rack
9" X 19.25" X 7"
2011
Reserve, detail
jelly jars, cutlery, drying rack
9" X 19.25" X 7"
2011
Irrepressible
jelly jars, cutlery, jar opener
7.75" X 8" X 4.25"
2011
Sustain
jelly jars, spoon, milk carrier
10.75" X 8.5" X 6"
2011
Fruitful Harvest
jelly jar, fork, cooling rack
9" X 12" X 12"
2011

The tradition of preserving the fruits of harvest for winter still occurs in many areas of the United States. Once the laborious work of preparation and canning are done there is a time of feasting.

The Mason Jar was invented for preservation and by manipulating these found objects from generations past and combining them with various objects I create, I aim to preserve a presence of a family’s history.

Though the work is inspired by moments within my past, I aim for the altered objects to resonate within the memories of others.

Jennifer A. Halvorson