Thursday, May 28, 2009

Photographic Collage Artist Jessica Burko

While on the SoWa Art Walk a few weeks ago one of the collections that really caught my eye was these collage pieces from Jessica Burko. Each piece is a unique combination of found patterns, papers, fabrics, clothing patterns and photos hand stitched together creating beautiful, complex, and tactile, final works of art. One of the things that i love most about this series is that you never see a face clearly - I think the hidden identity really helps the viewer to relate to the image on a much more personal level because of it - at least I did!

Jessica also has an extensive collection of Polaroid transfers some of which she has turned into illustration. Again, taking something that could be a piece of art in its own right and pushing it one step further. Beautiful work, check out Jessica's website for more!