Reinterpreted in polymer

Jana Roberts Benzon reinterprets Attai Chen in polymer on PolymerClayDaily

Utah’s Jana Roberts Benzon turns her work in a new direction with these latest brooches.

Jana says she’s riffing on the work of Germany’s Attai Chen. He uses cast-offs, carved wood, layered paper, silver, paint, and graphite to express his aesthetic in both jewelry and wall sculptures.

But if you know Jana’s progression of works and understand that she has a background in flower arranging and a love of nature, you can see how this polymer interpretation is a natural next step.

The polymer and alcohol ink piece is 7″ x 5”. Its thin dense petals are very lightweight and it could be worn as a brooch.

How brave of Jana to show us her impressive first efforts.

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  • reply Camille Ludlow ,

    Wow, what artistry and craftsmanship. Amazingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Cynthia.

    • reply Suzanne ,

      When I first saw this- JAW-dropped ! Its Jana all over and the organic progression is stunner ! Kudos to Jana and you Cynthia for showing us what polymer clay in the hands of an adventurer can be .

      • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

        We are all simply agog at this; Jana has the rare talent of always reinterpreting a specific body of work and keeping it utterly fresh and new. Very few people can do that.

        • reply Jana ,

          Wow, thank you, Cynthia. It’s fun to read your take, and I’m thrilled and tingly that you featured this piece. I have been staring at, drooling over, and of course admiring Chen’s work for so long, and while his work is in a class all itself, I’m happy with the result. It’s such a day brightener to chance upon a feature from PCD on Facebook…thanks again.

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