Artist: Kristi Jensen
Exhibition: Fuse: Join to Form; Single Entity
Media: Mixed metals
Gallery: CSULB School of Art, Gatov East
Kristi Jensen is a student of the BFA program and is graduating soon in fall 2016 completing her bachelors degree. She was originally interested and was working on sculptures but found a love for metal instead. Her works don’t necessarily convey a specific message but instead are open to interpretation and broad general meanings. In her free time Kristi likes to knit and do fiber art/ metal smithing.
In her work she uses Copper, Enamel, Gold Leaf, Steel, and Sterling Silver. Most of kristi’s work is smooth in texture, and the colors of the metal mix well. Her work is smooth and curved. The color pops out of her art work and the texture helps enhance it.
Kristi’s art work wasn’t inspired by one single idea but a general message to the viewers. She enjoyed making all the art and working with metals. Kristi wants to continue making her art work after she graduates and have job that allows her to do so also. She also hopes to make her own stands for her art instead of the white stands that they have in the gallery, she wants to be creative and original.
Kristi’s artwork poured beauty and originality, from the colors of the metal to the shape/ designs. Its interesting to see metal in art instead of paintings or clay. Metal is a cool way to sculpt and be unique. My favorite piece was the necklace with the beautiful colors and how they swirled into one another, blending nicely. She took a lot of time to make her art work and it paid off, the beauty and colors melting into one. Working with metal looks fun and interesting.