Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Feature in City Tails

My honeycomb pitbull hairclips were featured in this July issue of City Tails!

Artist donates profits from sale of Pit Bull hair clips to local canine rescue

New York native and current New Jersey resident Jennifer Krumholz (owner of JaK Random Art) is an animal-loving artist who has recently begun selling a special item called the Honeycomb Pit Bull hair clip. Krumholz is donating half the profits for all Honeycomb Pit Bull hair clips, which cost only $5, to Earth Angels Canine Rescue (Manhattan and the Bronx).

When asked about the genesis of the Honeycomb Pit Bull hair clip, Krumholz says, “It started when a friend of a friend, who after ordering some custom-made clip-on earrings, was surprised to see that I didn’t make hair clips. … I thought, ‘Hmm, that’s really a good idea,’ … so I made a few Pit Bull hair clips for her, and it snowballed from there.”

Regarding donating half the profits to Earth Angels, she adds, “I just love all animals so much, but my heart goes out to Pit Bulls. … My parents had and loved Tiger, a rescued Pit Bull, until she passed away about a year ago. … They get such an undeserved bad reputation, and I found out that Emelinda Narvaez [founder of Earth Angels] specializes in rescuing and caring for Pit Bulls, although they do rescue all breeds in need.”

Krumholz, who along with her fiancĂ©, is guardian to three rescued cats, Bandit, Milo, and Ume, makes all of her bracelets (which she calls “cuffs”), earrings, and hairclips from recycled vinyl records. In addition to jewelry, she also makes notebooks, stationary, coasters, and other items, all made from recycled and found objects, such as record album covers, compact discs, and paper.

Krumholz, who lives a vegan lifestyle, says her art is influenced by nature and our increasing isolation from it, as well as nature's toll on the man-made environment. She adds that, since most of the materials she uses in her art are from recycled or found objects, she’s placing an emphasis on the notion that out of decay there is rebirth.

To order the Honeycomb Pit Bull hair clip and for more information, visit JaKRandomArt.etsy.com.

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