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Detail from "Binding Words That Cement Me Here"

Detail shot from "Binding Words That Cement Me Here" a fully submissive installation. Ribbon hang from the ceiling flowing down, at times displaying verses and thoughts. Below and intergraded into the ribbon are mouths, holding and breathing into the fabric.

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About Jessica

Baltimore City

Jessica Cherry is a multimedia artist who received her Bachelors of Fine Art degree from Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania. Originally from the Bronx New York, Jessica is currently living in Baltimore, MD where she is excepted to receive her Masters of Fine Art degree from the Maryland Institute College of Fine Art. 

A Place Inside

We have been taught to see, hear, and feel in an environment that seduces us to

conform. This system has brought about a separation among humans, were distinction and hierarchy are key to life. I am trying to reconnect to others through universal sensations felt by a body, skin, and emotional contagion. By animating these conditions, perhaps the reforming of a true community will be realized. The precipice of social change is occurring, and my hope is for the falling action to conclude in solidarity.

"Binding Words That Cement Me Here"

Ribbon hanging from the ceiling falling to the floor, decorated in warm colors, speak words I wish to say out loud. The mouths hold a thought, the reflection of my mind. What comes across my mind in a moment of pause. The mouth, the important physical part that allows the words to be breathed out and released to the world. I have held my words back for so long. Breathe out and lift up, release the built-up tension.

In this installation the viewer is free to walk through the piece.

Creation



From the dust, we arose and transformed. Life swelled into us with a mighty gust if air and with our first breaths, we emerged.

What truly divides people who ultimately began in the same manner? People emerged from the same point but have become so divided. Weather a spiritual belief in a creation story or evolution; both would have people originating from the same source. We, as a society have become so separated. With all the turmoil and conflict taking place over the decades it feels as though the world is reaching a precipice. Where we could either continue into conflict or begin to truly unite.

  • Detail from "Creation"

    These small figure like creatures are arranged in a circle on the ground. The viewer may then walk the perimeter and note how their shadow transitions over the work.

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