Illusion Shatterer

HAND TOOL SERIES

This series focuses on sculptures I  have created using a process I call beadwork assemblage.  I combine found objects with labor intensive beadwork techniques in order to comment on ideas about time, cognitive process, and utility. I am interested in the body's response to hand tools and hand skills, as well as the place of both of these in our present culture. These works allude to a psychological, rather than a practical, utility and as such, reflect my dual career as an artist and a clinical counselor.  My object making is a medial practice, informed by themes of impulse, grasp, repetition, and ritual.

 
detail, Button Trowel
detail, Button Trowel

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Button Trowel
Button Trowel

© Jennifer Whitten, photo credit Al Fuchs

detail, Button Trowel
detail, Button Trowel

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Patch Things Up
Patch Things Up

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Patch Things Up
Patch Things Up

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detail, Patch Things Up
detail, Patch Things Up

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detail, Lucky:  Gold Rake
detail, Lucky: Gold Rake

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Lucky:  Gold Rake
Lucky: Gold Rake

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detail, Lucky:  Gold Rake
detail, Lucky: Gold Rake

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detail, Decision
detail, Decision

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Decision
Decision

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Decision
Decision

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Detail, Smooth Things Over
Detail, Smooth Things Over

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Smooth Things Over
Smooth Things Over

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Detail, Smooth Things Over
Detail, Smooth Things Over

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Detail, Mallet Totem
Detail, Mallet Totem

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Mallet Totem
Mallet Totem

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Detail, Mallet Totem
Detail, Mallet Totem

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Detail, Optimism
Detail, Optimism

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Optimism
Optimism

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Detail, Optimism
Detail, Optimism

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Detail, Detachment Device
Detail, Detachment Device

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Detachment Device
Detachment Device

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Detail, Detachment Device
Detail, Detachment Device

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Detail, Passive Aggression
Detail, Passive Aggression

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Passive Aggression:Jump Rope
Passive Aggression:Jump Rope

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Detail, Passive Aggression
Detail, Passive Aggression

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Detail, Silent Alarm
Detail, Silent Alarm

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Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm

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Detail, Silent Alarm
Detail, Silent Alarm

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Detail, Last Drop
Detail, Last Drop

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Last Drop
Last Drop

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Detail, Last Drop
Detail, Last Drop

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Detail, Hook Line
Detail, Hook Line

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Hook Line
Hook Line

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Detail, Hook Line
Detail, Hook Line

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Detail, Illusion Shatterer
Detail, Illusion Shatterer

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Illusion Shatterer
Illusion Shatterer

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Illusion Shatterer
Illusion Shatterer

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Chambered
Chambered

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detail, Chambered
detail, Chambered

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detail, Chambered
detail, Chambered

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detail, Competence
detail, Competence

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Competence
Competence

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Competence
Competence

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detail, Beacon
detail, Beacon

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Beacon
Beacon

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detail, Beacon
detail, Beacon

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