Pick is a collection of three separate wall pieces, displaying press leaf plates. Perseverance and Gather are in the orientations of table settings and Heirloom in the orientation of a quilt pattern.
All three pieces connect to the heartfelt activity of gathering strawberries in the field. Perseverance and Gather bring people together at the table and Heirloom represents the handmade quilt gifted for use.
Though the plates are mass-produced, the selection holds unique “defects” of unfilled stems and captured bubbles. Displaying these pieces on the wall makes reference to functional objects that have become heirlooms that adorn our walls.
This body of work focuses on connecting generational experiences that are valued by families and communities.
Jennifer A. Halvorson