This is the third installment of our Catchup and Mustard Series with Cinders Artists. Please stay tuned for more. Everyone is working on amazing projects. GO TEAM!
CINDERS: what are you currently working on?
JESSIE: I am working on a sculptural installation. The show is called Future Tellers, and will be exhibited at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco this November.
This work is a Mythology, the drawings and the installation relate and support each other. This show is inspired by a personal investigation of the fall from paradise, and how this myth has affected and partly created our present cultural paradigm. I play off the key symbols of this story, rearranging and creating an alternate reality. On a base level this work is an exploration in materials and space. Every piece in this show is built by a meticulous layering of materials. This layering of cut paper, glass, nails, tacks, pins and rocks will create the pattern of the bark, the pattern of a dress, or the ground on which these sculptures stand. Some elements are laden with graphite, bringing a rich heaviness to the pieces.
C: Winter plans?
J: My winter plans, there are many ideas brewing, so far I am not sure what the future holds.
C: What are you worried about?
J: I am worried about hydrofracking, nuclear energy and its waste, oil pipelines and drilling, clean coal (hahaha), all and all globalization and its affects on the environment. I worry for all the humans caught in war zones, I hope we choose our humanity over destruction sooner then later.
C: What are you happy about?
J: I am very happy about occupy wall street. It is truly inspiring.
C: What are you reading?
J: I am reading Androgyny, Toward a new theory of sexuality by June Singer and THE SONG OF HEYOEHKAH by Hyemeyohsts Storm.
WORKS IN PROGRESS