About

Jen LaMastra
 
 

I am a storyteller obsessed with manipulating objects.  I ornimate the body as an animation vehicle.  I collect lost, tossed and forgotten objects, and creatively altered them to create a wearable art sculpture with story and character.  I’m interested in art changing lives.  I have used my life experiences, my feelings as poetic metaphors in which to sculpt surreal characters. My work is about the connection between objects, people and story.  I manipulate our mundane relationship to ordinary objects through obsessive craft. 

The entire process of collecting the materials, altering the materials, sculpting the materials, and then wearing them is a practice of paying attention.  I hope my work positively delights people to look at their behavior with trash, and see it as an opportunity for change.