Nash Quinn

A Weapon or a Tool: Objects for the Hand

Medium/Materials: Brass, steel, nickel, holly, pine, walnut, feathers, vegetable bristle

Dimensions: Variable, each object approx. 7” x 3” x 2”

Year: 2014

A Weapon or a Tool: Scattergun

Medium/Materials: Brass, steel, nickel, holly, vegetable bristle

Dimensions: 6” x 2” x 1”

Year: 2014

Artists Statement: 

Each of the objects in this series is reminiscent of the purposeful items we hold in our hands – tools, toys, or weapons. The purpose of the objects I’ve submitted, however, remains unclear – they are silly, fetishistic, or vaguely dangerous, but have no expressed function. They are not jewelry articles, but share with jewelry a haptic relationship with hand and body. My intent in creating these works is that they exist as mere handheld absurdities, vectoring their holder's imagination in unexpected ways.

Artist Biography:

Nash Quinn was born in Sheridan, Wyoming. He received his BFA from the University of Wyoming in 2012, and is currently in his third year of graduate school at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. His work has been shown in national exhibitions including the World Championship Belt Buckle Competition in Bozeman, MT, Metals 2013 in Detroit, MI, and the 2014 SNAG student exhibition Open Field Running in Minneapolis, MN.