Jessica Thornton Artists Statement
Curiosity stimulates my creative process. I am constantly trying to understand as much as I can about the world around me, as well as my role within it. I see my work as an outlet whereby I try to better appreciate what it means to grow up in a modern day society. Identity is a key theme that I investigate and it is through my practice that I have realised that the term ‘identity’ is interpreted in a variety of different ways.
My practice is driven by a fascination with the relationship between nature and science. I am currently creating works based on the aesthetics of scientific studies so that I can better investigate the relationship between art and science. Looking particularly at the medical and biological fields of science, I have created a range of 3D artworks looking into the acceptability of human modification. Here anatomy features particularly in relationship to birds. The potential for future investigation into the values already attached to birds, especially with many believing them to signify bad omens, holds great promise.