SEEING RED, WHITE AND BLUE
NO FLY TIPPING: AN ODE TO BODMIN
Spray paint, acrylic paint, marker pen on found fridge door 54 x 77cm
Discovering a fly tipped fridge covered in graffiti tags on an estate in Bodmin, Cornwall, Jess instantly saw the perfect canvas to create an homage to the town which she has many fond memories.
The majority of artwork found in Cornwall celebrates the beauty of the country landscape and the seascape. Personally, Jess has never been drawn to this type of work and finds beauty in places that others may often not.
Bodmin has a rich history, once being the capital of Cornwall but has recently took a downturn to one of Cornwall's most deprived areas in the past 10 years. With this Bodmin gained a bit of a reputation with people who lived outside of the town.
Using this found fridge door, she wanted to turn something others would discard and see as rubbish into an object of curiosity and beauty. In the piece she builds up tags in colours that resemble the streetlight glow and sunset that the estate views each night from it's prime position of looking at the Clay Country views.
LIE BACK AND THINK OF ENGLAND
Spray paint, collage, acrylic paint, marker pen, chalk pen
WHAT HOPE DO MOTHERS HAVE?
Spray paint, collage, acrylic paint, marker pen, chalk pen on cardboard.
This piece explores depression within men and examines how gender roles in society can create extreme pressure that results in destructive behaviour. In addition, it aims to convey the influence of class and poverty within the cycle of violence and the prison system. It is important to question why individuals express such anger and crucial to see that these emotions are often an amour, disguising the true angst that one may feel.
Spray paint, collage, acrylic paint and marker pen on cardboard.