Jenny Klemming - Land piece I,  brooch

Jenny Klemming

Jenny Klemming
1981 Malmö, Sweden

2003-2005 Stenebyskolan, Dals Langed, SE
2005 Ädellab Konstfack, Stockholm, SE
2006-2010 HDK School of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg, SE

2008 Marzee Graduate Prize, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL
2010 Marzee Graduate Prize, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL

On the exhibition at Galerie Marzee 4 March until 16 May 2012
Jenny Klemming has created several wooden rings. She is interested in the interaction between nature and culture. Humans try to shape nature, by creating bonsai trees for example, which look like naturally grown miniature trees, but which are in fact created in a very artificial way. The rings are made of wood, which she took directly from old fruit trees. Although fruit trees look very natural, they are often the result of years of cultivation. Jenny Klemming cultivated this material even more by reworking it. She then added cast silver flowers (like orchids) to the wooden rings which in a way makes them appear to grow out of the wood. In this way she is commenting on the human habit of planning where certain plants or flowers should and should not grow.
Paula van Strien