Jess Wheelock 

My own art has been inspired by theatre and fashion, which has led me to do a lot of instillation art and costuming. I enjoy working with a variety of sculptural materials but cloth and textiles have become my central medium. Another driving factor in my work is historic reference and visual coding. I like things to have a figurative meaning, so that if the viewer takes the time to unwrap the layers of codes a narrative presents itself. The current topics of my narratives have been largely to do with my own identity as a queer individual, mental stigmas, and queer history.