NextFab member and artist Jeanne Jaffe has utilized much of NextFab’s tools, equipment, and expertise in her art installations.
Little Red Riding Hood as a Crime Scene
In June 2011, Jaffe reconfigured the fable of Little Red Riding Hood as a psychic crime scene set in the Pine Grove section of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, located in Roxborough, Philadelphia. She explained her intent was to examine civilizations’ crimes against nature, reversing the roles of victim and victimizer and commenting on human greed.
"For this installation, I modeled a pair of small legs that I had cast in resin. At NextFab, I scanned them, enlarged them, and used the CNC router to make them about 4 feet tall out of laminated MDF board."
T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Jaffe exhibited an interactive sound and motion installation at Philadelphia’s Marginal Utility Gallery last fall, working with NextFab’s Ross Kessler to incorporate Arduino, sensors, and other electronics into the work.
Jaffe is currently working at NextFab on a new project about Nikola Tesla that will be exhibited at Rowan University Gallery in Glassboro, N.J. in spring 2015.