The series is subtle and beautiful. The muted grays and browns create a quiet space to experience the images that are at first simple, but then become complex the more they are viewed. Entitled ‘Surface Tension,’ the 2014 series from artist Jeanne Heifetz is created using a unique combination of materials–quartzite, pewter, graphite, bronze, zinc, nickel, stainless steel and wax.
The pictured shapes seem to reference honeycombs or cell structures, and those first impressions are not far from her inspiration. For Heifetz, it was the structure of foam that caught her attention; she was captivated by the architecture of soap bubbles. This inspirational material is simultaneously ephemeral and well defined, resulting in artwork that embodies the same qualities.