Artist: Kristi Jensen
Exhibition: FUSE: join or blend to form a single entity
Media: Jewelry, sculpting and mixed media.
Gallery: Gatov Gallery East
Kristi Jensen was part of this Thursday’s gallery FUSE. She is a senior studying art in metals and jewels. In a way she’s a perfectionist when it comes to her art. She explained how she cannot relax until the piece is finished and waits until the very last minute to name her work.
Jensen uses a variety of metals to create her artwork but the media she uses the most is copper. Her reasoning behind using copper is simple, its cheap. The artwork Jensen creates vary in shapes and sizes, while most of them look very smooth. The intricate designs take an average of three weeks to complete.
Jensen’s interest in metals came from her grandfather who fixed TV’s. Her grandfather was self-taught and for that she admired him. Although Jensen says there is no specific meaning behind her pieces, the thought of her using metal because she can remold it means nothing she uses will go to waste.
I enjoyed my time in the exhibition and looking at Kristi’s work because I am used to seeing jewelry sold in stores. Her jewelry seemed different, more unique. Also, knowing that those pieces were made by hand made it that much more interesting.