Influenced by the wild and colorful culture of Miami, Jen Stark builds unimaginable, gravity-defying sculptures out of layers and layers of hand-cut paper. Jen began working with paper when she studied abroad in France. Armed with two suitcases filled with clothes and no art supplies, she purchased a pack of assorted card stock due to its value and potential qualities as an medium. She continues to redefine her work into new shapes and complex forms both as sculptural and animated pieces.
Jen’s work is currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery Anniversary Show called “40 Under 40: Craft Futures” until February 2013.