She Can’t See the Forest Through the Trees
Jenny Schu (2004)
Jenny Schu received her Bachelors of Fine Art with a concentration in Fiber Art from the University of Michigan in 2004. She is mainly a handweaver and beadweaver although she also uses a number of other dyeing and sculpture techniques in her works. Jenny's beaded jewelry has been a go-to for color play, experimenting with new stitching techniques and dabbling in the small-scale ideas. Inspiration from Jenny's beaded jewelry often leads into her larger scale works. Jenny's process involves constantly working on bolder beaded structures, integrating these into handweaving and devoting hours, days and months to mixing fiber mediums for more detailed and dramatic pieces.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.