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About the Artist

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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From the Artist

I am extremely grateful to have received this grant from Artist Trust! It is going to allow me to purchase equipment that will help me pursue my goal of making a cohesive body of sculpture that I can show--something I have not done before. I am also grateful for the multiple ways of seeing/understanding the natural world that the writer Robin Wall Kimmerer has shed light on. Her literary work is catalyst for the visual work I wish to create for Anthropogenic Force.

Jennifer Lawrence Bennett