Gorjess.img by Jessica Pridgen
(Pictured right, Self Portrait)
jessica is a multidisciplinary creative artist
hailing from Washington, DC, currently based in Raleigh, NC .
She has an affinity for working with new techniques & mediums. She is intrigued by shapes and lines, and textiles. She is inspired to create fine art through intimate portraits often times featuring dramatic lighting and elaborate sets.
Her works span from documenting current times from an artist's perspective to commercial innate objects.
An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true of painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. As far as I’m concerned, it’s their choice, but I CHOOSE to reflect the times and situations in which I find myself. That, to me, is my duty. And at this crucial time in our lives, when everything is so desperate, when everyday is a matter of survival, I don’t think you can help but be involved. Young people, black and white, know this. That’s why they’re so involved in politics. We will shape and mold this country or it will not be molded and shaped at all anymore. So I don’t think you have a choice. How can you be an artist and NOT reflect the times? That to me is the definition of an artist.