"I imagine a flow of energy running straight from my soul to my hands, finding an expression of my inner feelings without the need to ever say a word. " -Jessica Salazar McBride
Growing up in a small farming community in South Texas, amidst bright sunshine, open spaces, and citrus groves, it was there that I developed a keen interest in the natural world and all the creatures that populate it.
My creativity is fed by focusing on my surroundings; it is impossible not to find inspiration by simply reflecting on daily life. As I observe the world around me, I understand that every aspect of life has a lot to offer, and I appreciate the struggle to maintain it and just as I acknowledge the contribution my physical surroundings make to my work, I also realize a connection to the local culture, one that is steeped in spiritual and mystical themes.
Although my primary work started out in the graphic design field, I have developed a special feeling for papier-mâché sculpture. I
My papier-mâché work involves first creating a shape or form, which I then paint with base colors. The motif for the piece is revealed to me as I apply sections of detailed images; the work is transformed by this personal narrative, which is unique to that moment of creation.
Practice and time have developed my style and I realize that my work and my artistic experience follow a path of self-discovery… and a long and personal journey of self-expression.
I imagine a flow of energy running straight from my soul to my hands, finding an expression of my inner feelings without the need to ever say a word.