Jaynie Gillman Crimmins, a Brooklyn based artist, has been creating art from her shredded financial statements and mail since 2009. She currently works with her junk mail which is difficult to recycle because the inks have high concentrations of heavy metals.
Elevating the ordinary and overlooked aspects of our daily existence, her intimate pieces use an economy of means and restraint of process, inspired and influenced by Ruth Asawa’s practice and work.
Frank Wilczek’s book “A Beautiful Question” reveals that symmetry and economy are the distinctive features of beauty in nature. Her shredded junk mail is sewn and rolled meditatively to create textural surfaces reflecting these notions.
Crimmins’ work was exhibited at 2016’s SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair and her new project in process, Building a Blue Wall, was recently installed at the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn. Her work is exhibited in numerous galleries throughout Brooklyn, the Hudson Valley, New England and the Southeast.
She is represented by Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, GA.