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Jessica Wetherly

Blue Blood, 2020

My practice reflects a fascination with both science and symbolism, examining how we experience the world and how the traces of past and future realities intersect. My work presents creatures in curious and surreal landscapes, evoking questions of agency as we face the ecological and climate breakdown.
The work observes the ecology, culture, and spirituality of the ordinary stories of people and places and the way they converge into folklore and science fiction. Using a playful range of everyday materials I build worlds that investigate the blindness of anthropocentric society, confronting the indeterminable future, not only for ourselves but for all living things.
A training in figurative sculpture forms the foundation to my practice with traditional sculpture techniques of modelling, moulding and casting. Making by hand has become critical to my practice in a time where the duality of physical and virtual spaces define our reality.

GILBERT BAYES AWARD WINNER 2020

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