Jessica works with unbleached cotton rope, a soft, tactile and flexible material. Her process is about finding pleasure in creating forms through repetitive motion. She enjoys the contrast between the automated motion of machine stitching, versus softness of rope fibres. The machine physically creates the boundaries of size and scale and she works to find what she can create within those borders.
Pattern and colour dictate the rhythm of her creative journey. She is most often inspired by the natural world and chooses to interpret this as abstract patterns onto rope forms. Sometimes she does this as she stitches the form together, or if the shape allows she might do this afterwards. She aims to create forms which have form & function.