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Jennifer’s early work investigated feminist visual culture with stitch.
The use of stitch was significant because it originated from the women of the past whose practice was categorized as a lesser art form to that of painting and sculpture.
By stitching in copper and glass Jennifer’s aim was to merge materials that in the past had been considered masculine, with a process that was traditionally regarded as female. When this process and the materials were heated in the kiln the glass took on the soft characteristics of fabric. She terms this procedure, ‘feminisation’.