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I explore how femininity is assumed societally. I compare and contrast the role of femininity today with gender roles of the past by the abstraction of found objects and removing them from their original purpose. I expand on traditional fiber techniques to create innovative surface designs, wall sculpture, and wearables. To showcase the devaluation of objects made by women’s hands, I utilize techniques deemed crafty on familial objects and marry them with alternative materials through embellishing and feminizing.
Jane Sparks was born and raised in Pennsylvania. She received a BFA in Fiber and Material Studies at Tyler School of Art. After graduating, Sparks participated in the inaugural Artist in Residence Program at her Alma Mater. She then worked at Free People as Flat Stylist and Sample Coordinator. She now works as a Website Manager and Assistant Creative Director at Child of Wild. She lives in San Diego surrounded by glitter and her little husky, Gertrude.