Jess Willa Wheaton
Jess Willa Wheaton makes and exhibits original collages that unite disparate printed images she finds in the world. Her process of fomenting each work involves locating and then teasing out latent possibilities within and between wildly different images - sourced from books, magazines, posters, mail, and packaging. Many intricate, near-impossible transitions between disparate printed images are coordinated within each collage. These melds may appear seamless in-situ yet remain entirely physical. Recent works each absorb and generate their own multivalent metaphors, while pictorially speaking to climate change.