Sculpture > Mend

Holding Stitch
cast glass, copper, found objects
13.5" x 26.5" x 12"
2015
Pinch Gathering
cast glass, found objects
11.5" x 47.5" x 18"
2015
Retain
cast glass, copper
16" x 14.5" x 3.25"
2015
Disdain
cast glass
15.5" x 12.75" x 3.75"
2015
Entangled by Intrigue
cast glass, found object
28.5" x 14" x 4"
2015
Endless
cast glass
5" x 14" x 13"
2016
Inhale Exhale
cast glass
11" x 8.5" x 8.5"
2016
Seam
cast glass
6" x 10" x 10"
2016
Encase
cast glass
6.5" x 8" x 8.5"
2016
Staggered Cable
cast glass
4.75" x 8.25" x 7.5"
2016
Swathe
cast glass
6.5" x 8" x 8.5"
2016
Fray
cast glass
5.25" x 6" x 6.25"
2016
Hemmed
cast glass
5.5" x 6.5" x 7.25"
2016

For this body of work, I focused on the idea of mending, which describes the want to make something broken, worn, or torn, whole again by the act of repairing. This process is not inevitable, but a choice we make.

From numerous interactions we may become worn or fatigued. By an unforeseen experience we can be unraveled. It is through self-preservation and the help of others that we choose to mend and become sound. Encouragement or a helping guide may pull you up and take you forward. Other mends require stitches of time. The wear and repairs remain and continue, but through this patchwork we gain a better understanding of ourselves.

Jennifer A. Halvorson