Preserve > Words

Relation
blown glass, cast bronze, found objects
6.5" x 10.5" x 6.5"
2012
Influence
blown glass, tatted lace, found objects
9.5" x 9" x 6"
2012
Influence, detail
blown glass, tatted lace, found objects
9.5" x 9" x 6"
2012
Prestige
cast glass, found objects
11.25" x 8" x 6"
2012
Tranquility
blown glass, tatted lace, found objects
15.25" x 10" x 10"
2012
Tranquility, detail
blown glass, tatted lace, found objects
15.25" x 10" x 10"
2012
Balance
blown glass, cast bronze, found objects
9.25" x 13.5" x 6"
2012
Endeavor
blown glass, cast glass, found objects
9.5" x 22" x 9.25"
2012
Endeavor, detail
blown glass, cast glass, found objects
9.5" x 22" x 9.25"
2012
Dissolution
blown glass, found objects
10.5" x 26.25" x 6.25
2013
Impulse
blown glass, cast iron, found objects
9" x 4" x 4.5"
2013
Disposition
blown glass, cast iron, found objects
18.25" x 4" x 4.5"
2013

The collection of objects focused within these pieces are brought together to represent emotional connections. These canning jars, being a common object of the past are recreated as portraits of people. The compositions are not specific to any individual, but guides towards an identity that the viewer may relate with. Each began with a word, a word that was originally marked on a canning jar. These descriptive words were once used to market the jar, and are now highlighted and are to be joined with the work’s title to set the scene.

Jennifer A. Halvorson