shredded household mail, thread over armature
10 x 10 inches
Jaynie Gillman Crimmins, a Brooklyn based artist, has been creating art from her shredded financial statements and mail since 2009. She currently works with her junk mail which is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals.
Elevating the ordinary and overlooked aspects of our daily existence, her intimate pieces use an economy of means and restraint of process, inspired and influenced by Ruth Asawa’s practice and work.
Crimmins’ work is influenced by Frank Wilczek’s book “A Beautiful Question”. Wilczek’s research into ancient and current scientific ideas reveals that symmetry and economy are the distinctive features of beauty in nature. Her shredded junk mail is sewn and rolled meditatively to create textural surfaces reflecting these notions.
Her work was exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show and at the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair. She is represented by Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, GA.