Jessica Drenk
Speleothem
2017

Price Upon Request

About

Like the cave formations for which this piece is named, the thousands of pencils that make up Speleothem appear to drip from the ceiling and grow from the floor, reaching towards each other. Though the form of the piece suggests accretion, its texturing implies erosion: the bumps and protrusions are sanded smooth, as if polished by dripping water.


Jessica Drenk is an American artist raised in Montana, where she developed an appreciation for the natural world that remains an important inspiration to her artwork today. Tactile and textural, her sculptures highlight the chaos and beauty that can be found in simple materials. Drenk’s work is also influenced by systems of information and the impulse to develop an encyclopedic understanding of the world.

Drenk’s work can be found internationally in private collections, as well as corporate and university collections within the US. Drenk has been the recipient of several awards, including an Artist Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award. Her work has been pictured in Sculpture, Interior Design, and Curve magazines, as well as The Workshop Guide to Ceramics. Her work has recently become a part of the Fidelity art collection and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Drenk has an MFA in 3D Art from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College where she was an art major. A working artist since 2007, Drenk’s home and studio are currently in Florida.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions
    95 in. H x 25 in. W x 25 in. D
  • Seller Location
    North Adams, NH
  • Reference Number
    LU3661818173
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