Acrylic and ink on canvas. 35 cm x 35 cm.
“Hands-On” is a contextless netting of hands, exerting a spectrum of contact—comforting, concerning, awaiting affectionately, nostalgically taking. It’s a memorial of touch best explained by Sylvia Plath line, “Vague as fog and looked for like mail.” This was the first piece Jenn created during the COVID-19 pandemic. A true sense of timeline dissolves once you're in the house for weeks, and her work shifted from being narrative into "emotional snapshots,” that all circle around an overwhelming sense of desire for something that's forever obscured, as she wonders what it is that we really want from one another and from ourselves.