Jennifer Falck Linssen

Jennifer Falck Linssen


Jennifer Falck Linssen is a sculptor. Trained in the ancient Japanese traditions of katazome and katagami, she combines the precise and painstaking process of katagami-style paper carving with metalwork to create sculpture - both free-standing and for the wall - and handcarved paintings.

Fascinated by the movement of light across time, she examines the transience of nature, exploring the beauty of line and its interaction with light and shadow through her work.

"The natural world is a constant. It passes through season after season and keeps on. The trilliums, mayflowers, and mayapples come up in spring, the grass grows high in summer, the leaves turn in autumn, and the snow falls in winter. But every spring, the sun comes out, the snow melts, the ice breaks away, the water laps the banks of the creek, and the cycle begins again. It is this constancy that impacts my life. The dappled light of the forest, the movement of the sun across the sky, and my young summers spent sitting on low hanging tree branches dipping my toes in the cool creek water and watching the star-like reflections dance and flitter on the rolling waves. Light transforms the landscape, and landscape transforms the light."

Her work is shaped by contrast of place. Originally hewn by years spent on the high arid plains and the open sky of Colorado's Front Range, Linssen's studio now is a return to her origins. She's surrounded by the quiet beauty of dappled light and the soft sounds of the forest in northern Wisconsin.

Linssen's work has been exhibited in galleries, universities, and museums including solo exhibitions at the Los Angeles' Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Springfield Missouri Art Museum, and Myrtle Beach's Burroughs-Chapin Art Museum amongst others. Her sculpture is featured in numerous publications including Southwest Art Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the Surface Design Journal. She is represented by browngrotta arts in Wilton, Connecticut and Gallery 1871 in Chicago, Illinois.

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...hand carved, hand painted, hand formed...