Jennifer Wells

While in graduate school, I primarily focused on raising, fabrication, enameling, and stone setting, and then incorporating them into a single vessel form. While this work has given me invaluable technical knowledge and control of the material, I have since stepped away from silver as my main medium and have chosen steel wire as a way to explore expressing form and movement through the value of lines. I create woven objects that reference a combination of floral, vessel and textile forms through nominal usage of line.

Working in this format has helped me to see different marks in the world, viewing it now as a quilt, a patchwork of colors, shapes, forms and patterns. I see my metalwork in wire as stitches and weavings, taking line segments and creating patterns and designs that when put together become a patchwork of my visual library and life experiences.