Jennifer Hecker


Scrapbook is an accordion book constructed of scrap materials—found objects, glass, wood, metal and other odds and ends left over from previous projects. In a larger sense, these vestiges refer to the passing of time and the desire to preserve the moment. There is a suggestion of movement in the work, of almost possible automation—obsolete machine parts gone still, quiet, relics of a past life. While serving as a memento of a past, Scrapbook also anticipates a future in which water is precious and its droplets are gathered, catalogued, frozen—preserved like flowers in the pages of a book.

24in x 66in x 6in
Flameworked glass, welded steel, dyed MDF, sandblasted slate tiles, sandblasted plate glass, plaster and found objects