"I am continually inspired and fascinated by observing patterns and connections between humanity, nature and the cosmos. These connections appear equally evident to me whether I am walking through the forest or welding two pieces of metal together. The unifying principles of birth, transformation and decay are ever present in everything we observe. While I do not have the ability to explain the complexities of these processes as a scientist would, I feel an intuitive understanding which drives my creative process.
For this exhibition I experimented at the foundry using splashed molten bronze. The random forms born from this process are reminiscent of newly created matter cooled and combined under the force of gravity to form the stars and planets. The botanical and figurative elements link to the spiritual and emotional narrative in my work." - Jennyfer Stratman