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Jessica Wimbley


b. New Brunswick , NJ

Lives and works in Claremont, CA

Wimbley infuses her digitial collages with multiple and congruent narratives. Fusing ideas from Octavia Butler's sci-fiction novel, Wild Seed, and from Zora Neal Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, with biblical tropes such the burning bush, cosmic Garden of Eden, and the yellow brick road creates multiple stores of orgin and creation. The partially nude figure becomes neutralized in relationship to time , space and orgin, activly engaged in the process of creation, of both the literal picture plane and the conceptual narrative. Their Ears Were Listening to God uses biomythography, with the black female figure, often excluded from art and literary representation, as central in the telling, listening, and creation of narrative.



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