Nurse #2, pen on paper, 11.4in x 8.5in
Jessica King is a San Bernardino Photographer, Painter and Found Object Artist. She has her Bachelors of Fine Art with an emphasis in Sculpture. Jessica studied under Richard Johnson at California State University San Bernardino. Her family’s roots stretch from the beaches of Oceanside, to the deserts, both high and low, and the northern mountain ranges of the Inland Empire. It is in these locations that Jessica seeks to find herself in the images she captures and the treasure she collects for her found object pieces. Jessica runs her own successful photography business, FaeryWing Designs Photography. Offering specialized custom photo shoots, photo journalistic assignments, as well as professional media event coverage. She is Director of Photography for Mompreneur.buzz and creator of MompreneurBarbie.
These early months of 2020 have found all of us in uncharted territory. People look at my life and see me for only for being "so brave" but really I find myself most often in deep anxiety and fear. Having a daughter with multiple disabilities does make people stronger than they ever knew, but this isolation and fear of my child struggling with life has left me fighting for my sanity. Losing myself through the creative process of art has been one of the ways that has helped me hold on to myself.
Nurse #2" and "Nurse #4, are examples of how I use art to cope with the deluge of thoughts and fears that flood my brain. I fell in love with blind continuous line drawing in middle school. It's fascinating to lead with your eye but not watch what you are doing. The reveal of emotion from "simply" allowing your eye to control your hand and the act of really looking at what you are seeing and not thinking about what you are drawing is one of the ways I focus on the "now." These images are still in the sketchbook and would be sold as 8x10 prints.