wk5- Artist conversation- Kristi Jenson

Artist: Kristi Jensen

Exhibition: Fuse: Join To Format: Single Entity

Media: Copper, Enamel, Steel, Sterling Silver

Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov Gallery East

Website: N/A

Instagram: @whipperton

Kristi Jensen is an artist here at CSULB who works with metal-smithing and also fiber art. She makes a lot of jewelry but only wheres some of it. She is graduating this fall and also knits on her free time. The metals she works with are mostly copper because it is cheaper and also still soft, but also uses steel and some silver but silver is more expensive. This is also the first show she curated and enjoys this exhibit because it of the variety of artists it shows. She told us some personal background like how she likes to read and drink red wine and also how she moved around a lot when she was younger and went to 10 different elementary schools.

when it comes to her art, it has many big curves and simple colors. Most of her artwork is untitled, and according to her she says that that is one thing she needs to work on. Her artwork conveys no specific image and she has a hard time speaking through her art. her art reminds me of the natural curves of nature, and one necklace she made reminded me of a rose with the coloring of a peacock.  20160218_112232

One other art piece I saw was a metal vase/vessel made up of strips-20160218_112212

the simplicity of it reminded me of branches meeting together, or a wooded vase at the start of weaving.

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