Jennifer Hecker

Flurries

My current work refers to the existential threat of global warming.  Human-caused climate-change threatens the future of humans and many other life forms.  Tools in my work refer to human activity as tool use has traditionally been cited as one of the things that separates humans from other animals.  The futility of the implied acts—such as raking flurries—speaks to both the overwhelming nature of the problem, as well as to the meagerness of our responses to the crisis.  The fragility of glass as the medium underscores the precariousness of the balance between humans and our ecosystem

Dimensions
64" x 32" x 21"
Materials
flameworked and sandblasted glass, altered found objects, steel, MDF, and LED lights