Inspired by her training in the fiber arts, Jessica uses the meditative process of weaving to create unique compositions. In place of yarn she weaves with paper. At times the effect is of an image on the verge of falling to pieces. At other times the weave defines the female figure or becomes an accessory of the dress.
Jessica is drawn to the dress as a symbol of the female form that radiates beauty and elegance. It is also an image she associates with fairytales from her childhood. The dress is a nostalgic reminder of our cultural history where care for what was worn was a way to show dignity, respect and class. Although this lifestyle has lost popularity in the middle class it is still idolized by the masses through movie stars, television series, and royalty.
Jessica's passion for art began at a young age. As a child she grew up sculpting objects from natural clay deposits found on the farm and sketching ideas for dresses. In high school she could always be found sculpting beautiful flowers from clay. At the University of North Dakota she was introduced to the fiber arts and quickly became captivated with weaving and surface design. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers Jessica graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Central Washington University.
Jessica is talented in several different styles of art, enjoys learning and continues to seek education on a wide variety of topics. Her early work in both painting and fiber art focused strongly on realism and technical ability while later work is more abstract in nature. No matter the style, Jessica continues to refine her technical skills and strives for the highest quality in every piece she produces. Creating beauty from the heart is Jessica’s passion and it is her deepest desire to share this understanding of true beauty with the whole world.
In addition to art, Jessica is a certified 2000-hour Purna Yoga Teacher. She works as a professional yoga instructor and teaches fine art.