Sculpture > Nesting

Haven
blown glass, bronze cast
5" X 6" X 5.75"
2008
Beloved
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, wool, copper, straw, antique egg basket
12" X 6" X 6"
2008
Beloved
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, wool, copper, straw, antique egg basket
12" X 6" X 6"
2008
Covering
hotworked and blown glass, bird's nest
10.75" X 7" X 6.75"
2008
Guarded
hotworked and blown glass, silver, wool, plaster capital
16.25" X 16" X 16"
2008
Guarded
hotworked and blown glass, silver, wool, plaster capital
16.25" X 16" X 16"
2008
Cherished
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, ribbon, bird's nest
3.25" X 11.5" X 6.25"
2008
Cherished
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, ribbon, bird's nest
3.25" X 11.5" X 6.25"
2008
Locality
hotworked glass, tatted lace, found soap dishes
soap nests - 2.75" X 4.75" X 4" ladder - 9' X 10" X 2.5"
2009
Locality
hotworked glass, tatted lace, found soap dishes
soap nests - 2.75" X 4.75" X 4" ladder - 9' X 10" X 2.5"
2009
Connection
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, wool, found lamp hanging
16" X 18" X 16"
2009
Connection
hotworked and blown glass, tatted lace, wool, found lamp hanging
16" X 18" X 16"
2009
Preservation
hotworked and blown glass, egg shell, found pocelain lid
8" X 4.25" X 4.25"
2008

People surround themselves with items of comfort and security. The borders that we establish form our homes and communities, where memories are formed of our most precious connections, our family.

When evoking the home, I make reference to birds, whose reasons and methods of construction are focused on interior comfort and exterior security. I am inspired by the craft of their nests, and am interested in the consideration that is placed on the environmental surroundings, choice of materials, and placement of those materials. I am also interested in our own human constructions of safety and their decorative quality, which disguises their function. I hope to connect these two worlds by layering different forms and imagery in my work.

Jennifer A. Halvorson