Visual artist Jessica Pettway has a remarkable sense of color and texture, often used in the abstract, which permeates her work. As Jessica stated: "Abstraction is the purest form".
When she turned her attention towards the abstract kate, the fact that all commercial images of Kate involved either smoking or her mouth being open led her towards the idea of obsessive fixations.
Upon investigating the idea of her mouth and the ever present cigarette, Jessica found reports of four smoking breaks per hour built into each of Kate's contracts ... As such, Jessica decide to magnify kate's mouth and gesture as they exist in the media space. She stated, "By focusing on the little bits, pieces and parts, often I can show more."
More of Jessica's striking, uncanny and vibrant pieces can be found at www.jessicapettway.com
Just like the SVA students ... Observe. Slow Down. Shoot. Submit.