Jennifer Hecker

Portfolio Pages

2019 – Present

2013 – 2018

2003 – 2010

1991 – 2022

2001 – 2014

Artist Statement

My work always starts with a recognizable form or found object—a drain, a shelf, a table, a book. It is that recognizable form that is the entryway into the work, and where that entrance leads is where the art lies. It is a place discovered through making analogies between forms and ideas, through using physical matter to realize spiritual concepts, and by allowing metaphors to bring meaning into the realm of the mundane. As a sculptor, materials are the vocabulary with which I speak. Glass is a relatively new material for me. Its transparency and fluidity suggest water, and I have been intrigued since 2013 with sculpting water and using it as a symbol of the transient, ephemeral nature of life itself.