Proceeds from the sale of archival artworks will go toward supporting PangeaSeed's Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans second annual summer festival.
1xRUN, Tony Delfino and WAD present PangeaSeed's second annual summer series of the groundbreaking Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans festival July 17-26 in Cozumel, Mexico. Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is the first movement of its kind helping to save our seas via public art and activism (ARTivism). PangeaSeed's second annual summer festival will feature over 25 renowned contemporary artists from across the globe collaborating to shine a greatly needed spotlight on pressing ocean environmental issues - while helping to educate and inspire individuals and communities to protect the planet's most important ecosystem: the ocean.
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This print comes signed and numbered by the artist.
Jessica Ward is an American artist who works primarily in graphite to create powerful drawings that possess a strong sociological voice. She was born in Agana, Guam on May 14th 1982. Growing up she traveled and lived in many places around the world because her father was an Officer in the USAF. She attended Kendall College of Art & Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan and received a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art
Drawing with a minor in Illustration. She continued to study at Kendall for a Master's in Fine Art - Drawing until moving to Los Angeles, California instead to break into the art world. There she had her first gallery show in 2008, and has been exhibiting her work in galleries internationally since. Ward’s art work is inspired by eating disorders, which she herself has struggled with with since adolescence. Her work focuses mainly on the female form and portrays women often wrapped in and bound by hordes of the female crowning glory, hair. These magical sorrowful tales are encrypted with messages about human sexuality, compulsion, weight obsession and conventional standards of beauty. Her style is reminiscent of vintage sewing pattern packages and nostalgic fashion illustration as it relates to her ability to beautifully capture the female form and face. Working exclusively in the drawing medium, she uses graphite, color pencils and chalk pastels on paper. It comes as no surprise that Ward's work is collected by artists and celebrities alike, because of her amazing skill in juxtaposing images of beauty and horror all at once. Ward currently resides in Michigan and enjoys playing video games in her spare time.