Posted by Audrey Lee on November 8, 2010
Kluster are proud to feature a series of awe-inspiring designers selling wares at the Finders Keepers Spring/Summer Markets at Sydney’s CarriageWorks this December.
It's coming up to that time of year again. When dilegent individuals begin preparing a must-do list for 2011. Who says resolutions are redundant? Not Jen Allison, it was a new year’s resolution, circa 2002, that motivated her to start exhibiting her artworks in locations across the globe. Jen puts her innovative skills to good use, churning out a vast collection of one-of-a-kind, nifty origami designs. We check in with Jen as she walks us through her artistic journey thus far.
Covered: An art & craft disciple, 3D craft: origami, metaphoric BP predatory sea animals and going back to Sydney’s art scene.
Audrey Lee: Tell us a little about your design background. When did you first decide to venture down the path of producer of creative wares?
Jen Allison: I have always been an art and craft disciple, but I decided to start selling my wares in 2002 when a friend made a new year’s resolution for me. I was only 21 at the time and I suppose she had more confidence in my work than I did! Since then I have exhibited and sold my artworks in Sydney, London, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I have always worked with paper and my early works were in the second dimension – collage. However for the past few years I have moved into the ridiculously exciting third dimension through the exploration of origami. More...