Jean Behnke

Janitor Robe #512
mop heads, industrial string
48 x 40 x 6 in.

Russian Shirt Sling
mixed media

In my work I use both conventional and unconventional methods. This sculptural work is the result of combining, using and misusing salvage from domestic and industrial debris, most recently marine salvage. Re-presented as new forms they are reinvented, significant as objects inspired by the space they are arranged in.

In the process of making art, I arrive at points of surprise, humor and clarity not in any predictable way. I use the studio as a laboratory for invention and investigation in a non-linear way.

© Jean Behnke