Enfold by Jennifer Falck Linssen
4jl Enfold, Jennifer Falck Linssen, handcrafted vessel of katagami-style handcarved paper. Materials include archival cotton paper, aluminum, waxed linen, paint, varnish, freshwater pearl, and sterling silver, 5.5" x 20" x 3", 2008
In Enfold, an elegant vessel, Jennifer Falck Linssen takes the Japanese stencil (katagami) and recontextualizes it by exploring its sculptural possibilities, combining carving, stitching, and metalwork. She starts with a series of sketches, exploring and refining the form, pattern, and identity of the piece. In the sculpture's final state, it is dyed, painted, patinaed, and varnished.