Jen Blazina

Artist Statement

As an artist, I am intrigued with the idea that what is precious to one person will be discarded by another. My work is influenced by commonplace possessions, familial vignettes and photographs. These evoke an ephemeral sense of past memories. Whether found in a second-hand shop or passed down from my family, I am often attracted to and captivated by the lost beauty of subtle images and materials. By re-creating and casting momentos in glass and metal, I transform their history in my own voice. The process allows me to capture and hold on to another time in the past. Photographs and chosen objects allude to narratives of fleeting moments.