This week I sit down with Jen Stark. Jen is known for her detailed, meticulously cut paper sculptures along with her large drawings and animated videos. I've long admired Jen's work so it was great to sit and talk with her and get to ask her about her work, inspiration and living as an artist.
I have written up a little cheat sheet of references we touch on:
Piece of Infinite Whole
Spider web drawing - the first drawing we speak of.
Self portrait as a child - the second drawing
Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights
Tom Friedman - artist
Andy Goldsworthy - artist
Paper Rad - artist collective
Friends With You - design duo
Friends With You, twitter
Free Gums - artist, Jen's boyfriend, Alvaro Ilizarbe
Show & Tell Gallery
Jen & Maya's show, Double Double Rainbow
Women on the Rise MOCA Miami
Believer, video with Dan Deacon
Jen's video page
How to Become a Millionaire in a 100 days
Carol Jazzar Gallery
Sunken Sediment - Jen's most difficult piece to install to date
Meltdown, another large piece by Jen
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All images courtesy of Jen Stark, top photo taken by Maya Hayuk.
Jen's drawings as a kid.
Jen's work as an adult. ;)
Beastie Boys new video, Don't Play No Games featuring Santigold and directed by Spike Jonze. 11+ minutes of Barbies, explosives, miniatures, zombies, a yeti, sharks and music. I don't think music videos get any better.