Jessica Dolence

I create animations, video art, and mixed media works using digital media and illustration. Finding an imaginary space existing between the natural world and technology, I construct non-linear narratives, hybridizing digital abstraction and fantastical characters. My work examines and dismembers cultural norms. I find inspiration in social outcasts and allow the deviant or outcast to become the protagonist. My work is conceptually driven; it nods to pop-surrealism and street art. I also work in the realm of performance through video. My performances subvert and address self objectification in context to the body and sublime activity. The nature of my work explores the interconnected relationships between a physical world and cyber reality. I sometimes juxtapose embroidery, fibers, and watercolors with digital media in order to find a balanced space where there is tangible mark making.