I embrace moments of pause and immerse myself in the unseen to translate the language of time. Through repetitive acts—I generate, classify and shape material remains. The unearthing of these bits and pieces forms a collection of intimate testimonies that evolve with time, giving voice to what we are and what we become.
Filing, knotting, piercing, taping, twisting, scratching, sifting, wrapping—these repetitive acts uncover artifacts that communicate the rhythm of introspection. Patience unfolds quiet curiosities; tender moments that remind me to listen. Bit by bit, material remains gather; a reclamation of intimate testimonies baring traces of the original form. Seemingly invisible layers emerge; dusty surfaces echoing their environment through marks of an infinite cycle—living documents that recite the language of time.
Jolynn received her BFA in Jewelry | Metal | Enameling from Kent State University. After working as a Bench Jeweler in New York City, Jolynn pursued an MFA in Metal from the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she served as an Instructor of Record. Jolynn’s work has been published in Art Jewelry Forum's On Offer, Klimt02, SNAG JAMS, and The Beauty Issue of AUTOR Magazine, and her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In 2019, her work was selected for Galerie Marzee’s 33rd International Graduate Show in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Jolynn was a 2019 | 2020 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts where she balanced teaching and art handling with a full-time studio practice. During this time, she developed a series of ongoing works including: rings of dust (27 grams), twenty-four hours of silence (56 grams), dustprints, file, pause, sort, and surroundings, which were exhibited at the Sandra Blain Gallery in 2020. She is currently represented by Intro by Galerie Marzee in Amsterdam.