”In 1990 I made my first sculpture by creating a simple fish from a copper tube and sinking it into a cedar trunk found in my backyard. For over 3 decades, I have been creating sculpture and mobiles from copper, driftwood, found objects, industrial and modern materials…really, anything I can get my hands on that holds an interest for me.
A physical therapist by trade, my work is informed by anatomy, kinesiology and the beautiful ways the human body presents. My love of the ocean and all things springing from nature are also represented. The work reflects my unique female experience, including violence, abuse, and religious conflict, while also capturing a certain sensual whimsy. Conflict, Beauty, Pain and the juxtaposition of opposites (both with the materials I use and in what I feel as I create) are prominent.
My sculpture is simple with complex meaning. In a few lines, or two of three pieces placed together, so much is said and felt. Combining something clean and contemporary with something corroded and rusty: something functional with something fanciful, is a statement on what it means to live this life.”
Jen is a self taught artist, although has taken dozens of art classes in Boston, MA and New England where she spent much of her adult life. A career in physical therapy, fitness and yoga was a primary focus for a stretch, and now she dedicates her time in her gallery/studio in Torrington, CT.
Selling privately over the years, her work can be found in many esteemed private collections across New England.