- UC Santa Cruz
- The Arts
- student research
Sculpture, Interactive Art, New Media, and Kinetic Art
Jennifer Parker’s sculptures, performances, and installations are inquiries into the essential nature of things. Parker’s aesthetic might be dubbed unnatural naturalism. She employs a wide range of media to develop the limits of and context for her sculptural practice. Underscoring her outlandish work is a rueful sense of the contemporary, urbanized mind unable to comprehend, and long out of touch with the forces of nature. For Parker, being an artist means being an activist, thinker, historian, and teacher who blends found objects, sound, and digital media with organic materials and traditional sculpture fabrication techniques to ask questions and to tell stories.