jaynie crimmins

Does your junk mail look like this?! Nope, neither does mine! These gorgeous, textured, papery sculptures are the work of Brooklyn based artist Jaynie Crimmins. Here is how and why she does what she does:

“My medium is the proliferation of promotional mailings from government representatives, non-profit and political organizations in addition to consumerist advertising and bills.  I shred these mailings to generate elements that are uniform in size, assigning equal importance to all the shreds. I then subject them to a rigorous practice of separating colors, rolling or sewing the shreds and commingling specific mailings. 

The fragments, past the point of re-assemblage, still reveal bits of text, imagery, envelopes, and colors; traces of their cultural origins.  Once a means of direct communication, my manipulation of these materials obscure their messages to promote my own.”  

Brilliant. And, clearly, I have to finish the post with an image of Jaynie in action:

Craziness. Happy Friday.






comments (6)

  1. Leslie Tucker /// 03.31.2018 /// 6:38am

    Jaynie’s work also looks stellar when installed. Her work was recently shown in a Brooklyn gallery whereby I could not take my eyes off the exquisite installation of multiple pieces. Breathtaking!

  2. Kriss Boggild /// 03.31.2018 /// 11:17am

    Wow! Day after day as I walk the junk mail from the letter box to the recycling bin I think “I should do something with all this stuff but I don’t know what!” Jaynie Crimmins’s work is an inspiration!

  3. the jealous curator /// 03.31.2018 /// 6:04pm

    ditto! : )

  4. Jaynie Crimmins /// 04.01.2018 /// 8:22am

    Thank you so much for introducing my work to the world Danielle. I am so grateful.

  5. the jealous curator /// 04.01.2018 /// 8:39am

    my absolute pleasure, jaynie!

  6. Christina Massey /// 05.27.2018 /// 5:25am

    Jaynie is not only an incredible artist, but an incredible person. You should check out her newest work, I am blown away!!