Steve Jensen | Turning Tides

Fri, Feb 10th - Tue, Feb 28th
Feb
10
Fri

through Tue, Feb 28th

next week

Friesen+Lantz Fine Art

320 1st Ave N, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

Friesen+Lantz
208-726-4174

OPENING + 1ST ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 10 February 5-7PM
GALLERY WALK: 17 February 5-7:30PM

Steve Jensen’s work offers glimpses into our cultural past through found objects, recycled materials, and a deep desire to take what we discard today and make it sacred and beautiful for tomorrow.

Descended from a long line of Norwegian fishermen, Jensen uses the same boat making tools of his forefathers when creating his work. His sculptures appear ageless, as if dredged from unknown depths instead of being made of recycled glass, metal and found objects. “I have been using recycled materials for over 35 years. I pick steel off the beach. I love finding salvaged boat materials, especially portholes and sailboat parts. It’s always exciting to figure out how to make something beautiful out of something that was discarded.”

The message of Jensen’s boats is cross-cultural and reflects the influence of his extensive travels, including Egypt, Kenya, Tahiti, India, China, Thailand, Antarctica and Iceland. Those who view his work may recall their own ancestry, regardless of the origin of their family line. “For me the boats are meant to symbolize a voyage or journey, perhaps it is the voyage to the other side, or the journey into the unknown.”

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