Lecture by Jennifer Brazelton

Ceramics Lecture Series
March 5, 2013 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Jennifer Brazelton's sculptures are multilayered, organic abstractions with a political bent. Her current work is inspired by the unique two-dimensional shapes of maps created by Benjamin D. Hennig's PhD research. These gridded population cartograms reflect the human landscape but also suggest abstracted insects, fish, and flora. Brazelton was intrigued by the possibility of sculpting these shapes and Hennig was enthusiastic about creating a cross-pollination of the arts and sciences. Images of her sculpted cartograms have been included in several of his lectures, including a presentation to Population Special Group at the 2012 meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in New York.