Kentucky Farm Gourd Art
Jennifer Zingg turns gourds into unique works of art.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionUsing paint, a wood burner and wood glue, Jennifer Zingg has created everything out of gourds, from the very fine flower vase or bowl to a very creepy looking super-sized bug.
Jennifer Zingg didn't know what to do with some choice gourds from her grandfather's Kentucky gourd farm. For years, she and her husband, Jeff, shifted the gourds around every time they redecorated, moved or needed more storage. Jeff was ready to throw them away, but after her grandfather died, Zingg felt a stronger connection to these now very dry and very old gourds and decided to make use of what she had — the gourds and her artful eye — and fell into a different kind of art form.