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Jaynie Crimmins
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: Creating in series, my works extract alternative narratives from the raw materials I mine. My medium is the proliferation of promotional mailings from government representatives, non-profit and political organizations in addition to consumerist advertising and bills. I shred these mailings to generate elements that are uniform in size, assigning equal importance to all the shreds. I then subject them to a rigorous practice of separating colors, rolling or sewing the shreds and commingling specific mailings. The fragments, past the point of re-assemblage, still reveal bits of text, imagery, envelopes, and colors; traces of their cultural origins. Once a means of direct communication, my manipulation of these materials obscure their messages to promote my own.
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  • Nevertheless, She Persisted
    2017
    shredded non-profit and political solicitations, health care statements as well as magazine articles over armature over armature, mounted on wood
    8” x 8” x 5.5”D
    Building a Blue Wall project

  • Building a Blue Wall
    2016-2018
    shredded promotional mailings, thread over armatures
    varying, work in process
    Building a Blue Wall is the current focus of my studio practice. For me, blue conveys dignity, intelligence, trust, strength, dependability, loyalty. It is also a spiritual color representing peace,

  • Coalition of Conscience
    2017
    non-profit and political solicitations, health care statements as well as magazine articles over armature
    12" x 12" x 5"D
    Building a Blue Wall project

  • detail, Coalition of Conscience

  • Building a Blue Wall
    2016-2017
    shredded non-profit and political solicitations, health care statements as well as magazine articles over armature over armature, mounted on wood
    varying, work in process
    Building a Blue Wall - continuing project

  • Un/Natural
    2016
    shredded household mail over various armatures mounted on wood
    12” x 12” x 9”D
    Natural Selections series

  • Specimen 13
    2016
    shredded household mail, thread over natural armature mounted in a shadowbox
    6” x 6” x 3”D
    Natural Selections series

  • Speciman 1
    2016
    shredded household mail, thread over natural armature mounted in a shadowbox,
    6” x 6” x 3”D
    Natural Selections series

  • Accumulations #5
    2016
    shredded household mail, thread over armature mounted on wood
    12” x 12” x 12”D
    Accumulations series

  • Accumulations #4
    2016
    Shredded household mail, thread over armature
    12" x 12" x 12"D
    Sewn and rolled shredded junk mail. Mounted on wood.

  • Accumulate 1
    2016
    shredded household mail, thread
    7" x 8.5" x 5"

  • Accumulations #1
    2015
    shredded household mail, thread over armature mounted on cradled board
    6” x 6” x 4”d
    Accumulations series

  • External Factor 1
    2014
    Shredded household mail, thread over armature
    8"x8"x7"
    This work is part of a new series.
 








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