Sampling of works from The Jar Project… top left: “The Jar Project” by Damir Porobic (a Marshmallow Fluff jar containing a black & white laser copy of itself); top center: “Dried Maine Crab” by Michael Heiko; top right: “Watson, come here! I need more Dippity Doo!” by Jim Flahaven (Hair gel, tinsel, beads, fishing lures); 2nd row, left: “Nuts About Drupes” by Adriane Herman (Recipe, almonds and photo of shelf of Jars of nuts); 2nd row, right: Remnants from the “Burn Diaries” by Shoshannah White; 3rd row, left: “E.R.T.(Early Romance Test)” by Nicole Hogarty (Slime—water, glue, soap); 3rd row, center: “Recipes for Eating” by Lis Janes; 3rd row, right: “Tangled Map” by Jeff Woodbury (Dissected map); bottom row, left: “Chatwood” by Cat Jensen; bottom, center: “Gallery in a Jar” by Jane Sutherland; bottom, right: “Hermit Island, Maine” by Elliott Teel (Horlick’s Malted Milk Jar with archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle Bamboo paper)
I learned about The Jar Project via Lisa Dahl’s participation. (Her “Larder” jar on the right contains houses similar to the houses in Suburban Export, only these are made specifically from can good labels.)
The brainchild of Portland-based artist Alex Sax, the Jar Project highlights the creative contributions of numerous local talents…
The jar is an emblem of an era when our lives moved at a slower pace and we had a stronger connection to nature, community and our sources of nourishment. Whether it is canned peaches, pickles, garlic, or tomato sauce, or marbles, pennies, seashells or gumdrops, the items in jars add richness and piquancy to our lives, and keep vibrant a pre-technological vision of human existence…
In Maine, artists, farmers, and citizens cohabitate, celebrating both the natural bounty and the human industry that defines the state, and valuing preservation, sustainability, community-supported agriculture and the arts. The Jar Project thrives on the spirit of Maine, enabling artists who have lived or spent time in Maine to preserve and present their work in this most relevant medium.
from The Jar Project site
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