Emily Jensen grew up in the small town of Somerset, Pennsylvania. In 2017, she received a BA in Studio Arts and Arts Administration with a Visual Arts Concentration from Waynesburg University. In 2019 she graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with an
MFA in Studio Arts.
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A transformation of pain and trauma to peace, I did and continue to endure, has become the core subject matter of my artistic practice, in which I create what I consider to be devotional objects. From memory, faith, and compulsion personal symbols and metaphors are derived, often rooted in the natural world. Intertwined within my practice is the use of repetitive processes like hand sewing, writing, or the hammering of pins to meditate on memory. In making these devotional objects I pay respect to the transformation, as well as signs I have experienced that I attribute to a higher power.