Metal art is beautiful and interesting, and it can also be functional. Whether the piece you want is purely aesthetic or meets an architectural need, we always consider the purpose behind the art. Whatever the case, we are here to create, fabricate and install you one-of-kind gem.
In 2011, Jennifer won a commission to design, fabricate and install a large entry artwork for the Children’s Museum of Tacoma, for their new location at 1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA.
The concept: “ISH” is Jennifer's interpretation of the Museum’s new logo as if drawn into a giant whimsical pop-up book. The book ISH by Peter H. Reynolds is the inspiration, along with her son Bobby’s drawings of toys and shapes, which he did for her in an “ish” style. The main character Ramon’s experience reminds us to nurture and protect our individual creativity and forego the tendency to make things just “right.” It is most important to do what we love and make our mark.Top
Together with partner Diane Hansen, Jennifer worked with community members of the South Park neighborhood of Seattle to design an iconic piece to celebrate the diversity of the cultures and rich history of this community.
The original source of produce for Pike Place Market, Mara Farms, and yearly Lucha Libre competitions in the streets of South Park were just some of the inspiration for the objects that make up the body of the giant angler fish, luring visitors to South Park. Diane and Jennifer created the final sculpture themselves, building the sculpture at the studio of Randy Kirk, utilizing Randy and other skilled local craftsmen to fabricate, paint and install the piece.Top
The sign at Point Ruston gave Jennifer a unique opportunity to meld traditional nautical themes with her whimsical style.Top
This work is part of a Smithsonian exhibit highlighting socially responsible design.
Jennifer designed these artful grilles as a security measure for the YWCA. While the grilles serve to protect, they also serve to provide beauty as well as security. Being able to consider multiple needs within design is Weddermann Architecture’s signature.
In 2016, Jennifer Weddermann was approached by a group of women in New York City who had been blogging about socially responsible design and had come across the project she did for the YWCA shelter in 2009.
An exhibition of 60 collaborative designs from throughout the United States and across borders, By the People challenges the country’s persistent social and economic inequality. Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith conducted over two years of field research—traveling to shrinking post-industrial cities, sprawling metro regions, struggling rural towns, areas impacted by natural and man-made disasters, and places of persistent poverty—in search of design for more inclusive and sustainable communities. Presented in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery and the museum’s Process Lab, the exhibition delivers a powerful message of optimism for achieving a more just and equitable society for all Americans through design.