My husband and I just moved into a new house with a two-car garage. This garage
space has been transformed into my studio. I have a screen-printing table, my
sewing machine, in-process or abandoned works, along with stashes and stashes
of fabric. I’m in the process of filling the walls with inspirational art
and any interesting ephemera I can get my hands on. I keep the wall above my sewing
machine empty so that in-process works can be pinned up or hung as the piece develops.
I find working at the sewing machine always gives me the up-close view of my work,
and sometimes the most important decisions come from stepping back and viewing
the overall composition. My favorite aspect: having the bits and pieces of past
ideas and inspirations, which accumulated throughout grad school, around me while
Studio photos: Jennifer Jenkins
Jennifer Jenkins, Arranging an Aftermath,
2006; charmeuse, cotton batting, thread, india ink; machine embroidery, monoprint;
26" x 31" x 3 1/2". Photo: Robert Brown.