JC: Art

Prints and drawings by Jessica Cadwell
"Purging". Screenprint 2014. Another example of building my own mythology, with the narrative of this print being about creation. The ill-defined borders assist with a sense of both structure and decay as the central figure shirks off a strange creature, but ultimately still remains tied to it. Maybe this is evolution, an abandonment of something more primal- but still the instincts remain.

"Purging". Screenprint 2014. Another example of building my own mythology, with the narrative of this print being about creation. The ill-defined borders assist with a sense of both structure and decay as the central figure shirks off a strange creature, but ultimately still remains tied to it. Maybe this is evolution, an abandonment of something more primal- but still the instincts remain.

Mythos. Screenprint 2014. An example of my style in mixing digital collaged elements along with hand drawn stencils. This print is a cousin to Fray in the Pen, expressing an animalistic desire of sexuality through what I imagine is my own created mythology. What could be seen as the overarching being appears withered and fragile, while hoards of gluttonous figures stand expectantly below.

Mythos. Screenprint 2014. An example of my style in mixing digital collaged elements along with hand drawn stencils. This print is a cousin to Fray in the Pen, expressing an animalistic desire of sexuality through what I imagine is my own created mythology. What could be seen as the overarching being appears withered and fragile, while hoards of gluttonous figures stand expectantly below.

"Pillars". 2014. Screenprint on metallic colored paper.

"Pillars". 2014. Screenprint on metallic colored paper.

"Manfish: Keeper of the Kelp Den". Etching 2014. Rice paper. Following from yesterday, I just kept on amusing myself through working on a similar topic of human sexuality and further the gender binary. We see here, the Manfish; a beautiful creature who lounges on the seabed protecting his pile of eggs.

"Manfish: Keeper of the Kelp Den". Etching 2014. Rice paper. Following from yesterday, I just kept on amusing myself through working on a similar topic of human sexuality and further the gender binary. We see here, the Manfish; a beautiful creature who lounges on the seabed protecting his pile of eggs.

"Fray in the Pen" 2014. Etching. Using an air of whimsy and absurdity I made this etching to hold a conversation about human sexuality and the lack of reason that surrounds it. I truly find the topic humorous and maddening which ultimately resulted in this strange scene.

"Fray in the Pen" 2014. Etching. Using an air of whimsy and absurdity I made this etching to hold a conversation about human sexuality and the lack of reason that surrounds it. I truly find the topic humorous and maddening which ultimately resulted in this strange scene.

"Pillars". Screenprint 2014. Female statuesque forms photo collaged and printed.

"Pillars". Screenprint 2014. Female statuesque forms photo collaged and printed.

Gestural Screen Print 2. 2014. Another print filled in further by drawing materials.

Gestural Screen Print 2. 2014. Another print filled in further by drawing materials.

"Giants Can Be Enormous Etching". 2014. This is a particular page from my mini-comic which can be found right here: http://jcadwellart.tumblr.com/post/87834466725/giants-can-be-enormous-2014-mini-comic-printed

The plate is etched deeply and then printed with etching and relief ink (for the top print). The bottom is just relief rolled with black ink.

This was probably the most crucial page of my comic which highlights the “giants” on which we focus. I believe the blue version really takes a life of its own and highlights it as a night scene. The black was intended more as a blown up version of the mini-comic.

Portrait. 2014. Screen print with mixed drawing materials. This is from a series that began as gestural and abstract printed marks which then were made into illustrations with further drawing processes. This result was by far my favorite and for me has a great balance of something beautiful and something flawed.

Portrait. 2014. Screen print with mixed drawing materials. This is from a series that began as gestural and abstract printed marks which then were made into illustrations with further drawing processes. This result was by far my favorite and for me has a great balance of something beautiful and something flawed.

This is me posing with potatoes instead of documenting my work.

This is me posing with potatoes instead of documenting my work.

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