As an image-maker and sculptor, Jessica Calderwood’s works uniquely imbue statements that resonate with contemporary life. Her craftsmanship instills equal measures of chic and peculiarity. Working with the mediums of metal, enamel, glass, and porcelain, she combines the familiarity of traditional crafts with the industrial processes of metalworking and creates personal narratives, gender, relationships, and identity.
“I created these works to be intentionally humorous and ironic. These human/plant hybrids are large, voluptuous, headless, and armless. The flower forms become a negation, a censoring or denial of what lies beneath. These anthropomorphic beings are at once, powerful and powerless, beautiful and absurd, inflated, and amputated.” - Jessica Calderwood