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