Artist Statement - byjenniferupton

“There are whispers asking us to pay attention, to hear, to receive, to see in a way that demands response. Whispers calling out from the common spaces in our lives.”

 Listening to those whispers has led me to a life I love, creating beautiful imagery and bringing it to life in a new way, marrying photography with metal, bringing forth a story as unique as the way you’ll connect to it.


Each piece has its own unique fingerprint thanks to the process I use to transfer the photograph onto the metal. Even if I make two pieces with the same photo, the end result will be different. There’s a special beauty in that uniqueness that continually pushes me forward, and makes each interaction you have with my creations something that only exists once. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s really cool.


In today’s world, with so many things identically mass produced, having handmade, local options that you connect to, that can hang proudly on your wall and be paired with a story or a memory every time you look at them, that’s important to me. If you’re here looking for your next piece of art, I hope it’s important to you, too.


One of my favorite feelings in the world is when a customer says to me, “I have not been down that exact road you photographed, but I have been down that road.” It’s that instant connection, that honor that comes from having resonated so deeply in a soul, that I always hope to evoke.


Hey, I’m Jennifer, an Atlanta based artist and photographer. It’s taken me years to perfect my process, and I feel lucky to see pieces of my life’s biggest relationships within my work every day. As the daughter of a construction man and the wife of a builder, the remnants of construction projects, like sheet metal and wood, have always been a facet in my life. The day I realized I could make them part of my artistic process, something in the universe aligned.


I won’t get into all the nitty gritty details of the process here (but if you’re curious, mosey on over here and you can learn all about how I do what I do), but I will say I love how the whole thing, from digital photo file to finished pieces, becomes a soothing rhythm that helps build the story the final piece tells.


If you’re looking for just another graphic print, this isn’t your place. But if you’re looking for a unique, customizable photographic story told in a new way, or a moment captured that speaks to you deeply, I’m happy to offer that. Whether you are interested in a piece created with my own photography or want to create a custom gift using your photos or the photos of a loved one, my process can get you there, and leave you with something special on more levels than one.


Let’s listen to those whispers (you can contact me here).