Jean Behnke’s “I’ll Know it When I See it.”

Jean Behnke is known for her wildly imaginative and technically wondrous art making.  She says of her process:  “one should wear a white lab coat when working in the studio, or actually pajamas are fine.  It is always an experimental laboratory.  These invented objects and shapes result from a  kind of tensional encounter with things, like imaginations of microscopic cells or massive glorious ship propellers, forms carrying some compelling and inherent density.  Making this work is simply my ongoing approach to finding a way around.  It does appear to me, in life, that syn-chronic connection is the true indicator and guide for everything, so my aim is to pay attention.”