Jennifer Trask’s art jewelry is celebrated by collectors and museums. We invite you to browse this colorful series of jewels conceived as miniature color studies to wear. Trask marshals together a diverse assortment of crushed gems, peacock feathers, butterfly wings, powdered pigments and curiously unidentifiable objects to create artist-made jewelry as fantastically atypical as the women they adorn.
18K and 22K gold and silver crystal-covered round cases are locked together and redefined as wearable cabinets to lock away Trask’s miscellany of nature’s marvels – which include dyed beetles, Salamis parhassus wings, crushed shells, sulfur, leaf skeleton, and the occasional eyeshadow.
“Like that cabinet of curiosities, these colorful, wearable and inviting jewels provoke a range of responses upon close examination, from delight to caution to discomfort, that tell-tale frisson of our not-always-easy relationship with nature and our role in it,” says Patricia Faber, curator and co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery. “This is the territory that Trask explores in her jewelry collections: yes, breathtakingly beautiful…but is it ours to see, to have, to own? Judging from the many avid private collectors and public collections that have acquired Trask’s work, the answer is yes.”
JENNIFER TRASK PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC
Museum of Arts + Design, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Rotasa Foundation, Tiburon, CA