Memories of a Place From Before7.25" x 4" x 9.25" Flame worked and cast glass
Did You See That...Honey24.5"h x 15"w x 12.25"d Flame worked, cast and blown glass
Sticky Bootyh19.25"h x 8.75"dia Flame worked and blown glass
Beecline InstallationAs pictured, apprx. 40"h x 78"w Hot cast and flame worked glass w/23k gold leaf
Beecline alternate installation layout
Beeheld Beneath the Scales6.75"h x 15.5"w x 4.5"d Hot cast and flame worked glass with found object
Freely Drifting, with an 11ft Radius7"h x 10"dia Flame worked, cast and blown glass
Half Empty Till Further Notice12.75"h x 12.75"w Cast, flame worked, cold worked and enameled glass
Layered Divisions21"h x 11.5"w x 4"d Flame worked and blown glass
Residual Swell16.5"h x 10"w x 5"dia Blown, cast and flame worked glass
Jennifer Caldwell and Jason Chakravarty split their time between Jen’s studio in Washington State and Jason’s in Arizona. Their collaborative work is a melding of their individual talent’s and mutual vision.
Humor, whimsy and imagination are cathartic components of Jen Caldwell’s studio practice that enable her to address more serious emotions from a place of playfulness. Observing objects from the world around her, she conveys ideas by identifying features of those things that she is drawn to. Color, form and historical meaning become a point of departure and focus, while aspects that make these objects live or function in reality, become secondary or completely denied during the creative process. They become beautiful, yet un-functional, or are combined in a way to see the paradoxes through which she views the world.
Jason Chakravarty is a mixed media, object maker who works primarily in cast glass. Glass can be anything; thick, thin, shiny, dull, rough, smooth, transparent, or opaque and is the only material that can capture light. While material and notably glass are important, Jason’s emphasis is within the narrative. His most recent works are semi-auto biographical and reflect on human relationships, communication, and social networking.