Jennifer Lawrence Bennett
County: King County
GAP Award 2016
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Jennifer Bennett is a Seattle-based studio artist who designs and makes jewelry and sculpture out of a variety of materials. She is guided by organic forms as much as she believes in “letting the material do the talking.” Having lived all over the US and abroad, she scavenges material from many sources, awaiting its awakening in her work. In addition to running her own small business, Di Luce Design, she teaches youth at Coyote Central and is on the Creative Advantage art roster. She has been the recipient of funding for several site-specific outdoor installations in which she has collaborated with several Seattle public schools. As a former classroom teacher, Jennifer seeks and creates opportunities to work with youth on site-specific art projects that allow students to present their work to a larger audience.
Jennifer Bennet received 2016 GAP funding for Anthropogenic Force, which is a body of work where a dozen electro-formed “bodies” collide with nature, detritus, and the world around her. Some questions that will drive the work will be, “How must our imagination adapt to live in the world we have too long seen as separate (plants)?” and, “What permanent effects have we had on the living world we take for granted each day?” The sculptures will range from 8″-16″ hanging on pulleys, riding in “cars” and exploring movement in other ways.
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Nettle, oxidized silver, wire, chain, hematite , 1.75”x1.75”x4”, 2011.
Arbor Jewels, jute, reclaimed piano wire, steel, chandelier crystals, 18”x18”x66” each, 2014.
Unearthed, polymer, mica, crystal, titanium, brushed silver, 4.5”x3”x1”, 2014.
Anthropogenic Force 1, N/A. AlecMillerArts.com.