"I started bending wood a while back and have perfectly freeform bending as well as come up with my unique formulations for extreme bends. I don't just bend wood but I bring it to life."
Elliptic Designs and Art of Plants founder Jenny Wong-Stanley is part artist, designer, builder, sculptor and scientist. Her bent wood sculptures, planters, and home decor reflect a reverence for nature as well as a keen artistic eye – they are at once modern and organic, thoughtful and calculated. Raised in a family with humble means, Jenny learned resourcefulness early, using recycled materials to create artwork and grow her budding creativity. That habit has continued into Jenny’s current work, which frequently incorporates recycled or upcycled and sustainable materials, scraps, and remnants when available.
Jenny began her career as a graphic designer, working in the industry for ten years with companies such as Marvel and Entertainment Weekly. After a decade of design, she switched courses to pursue a disparate passion for science. Jenny earned advanced degrees in behavioral neuroscience, ecology, and biology before returning to design. Jenny’s creations for Elliptic Designs and Art of Plants incorporate her passions for science and nature into her work. For Art of Plants, not everything she makes or designs is plant related but the name stuck and living walls was her main design in the beginning when Art of Plants was in its nascent stages.
She is also a mother to two pint sized humans, an avid cook, a super science geek and a John Hughes 80's film loyalist. She giggles too hard and too frequently and had recently started to condemn all those laugh lines.