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Jennifer Jenkins

Nomadic Tent

Animal fiber, wood, hardware

3.5' h x 5' w x 8" d

2018

$1400

Artist Statement

Slow-ness is disappearing from all corners of the world, in reaction to this everyday reality Jennifer Jenkins approaches her work in the “slowest of fashions”.  With her interest in how fabric is made she utilizes natural and local fibers. Being a Shepherdess is currently her sole influence in her practice as her materials often are sourced from her own sheep. This also conjures some images of the past that must be brought into the future. These include; religious connections, providing for one’s community, women’s work and lastly Nomadism. While these connections may not be obviously evident they must not be forgotten.

Bio

Jennifer Jenkins hold an MFA in Studio Art from The Maryland Institute College of art and a BFA from The Columbus College of Art and Design. She earned her License in Art Education from Muskingum University to serve as an art educator for multiple school districts at the high school level covering a wide variety subjects from photography to 2-D and 3-D design. Jennifer also used her love for art education to create a fun and creative experience at The Columbus Museum of Art leading innovative art-based activities for all ages. Jennifer now works on the admissions team at The Modern College of Design as a recruiter in the Columbus area.