Jessica Carroll

ENCHANTED MOMENTS
… Because in the Bible it is written …
May these words rest on your heart and not in your heart?
… This happens sometimes because the heart is closed
but some day, in some enchanted moment, the heart will open
and the words that rest upon it will go in and sink in it’s depths.
Martin Buber

Jessica Carroll‘s work is a multidisciplinary research based on curiosity, a constant observation of perception, and the aesthetic interpretation of everything observed. An artist collects an enormous quantity of material through perception and sensation, always amazed like a child, but the key to this consequently poetic translation is to have access from time to time to enchanted moments, where the heart opens up and remembers: words and images come together and emerge. Isn’t this a faculty common to both artists and scientists?
Jessica has always been in balance between art and science: daughter and granddaughter of artists, her way of exploring is photographing parks and natural reserves all over the world; she drew, made engravings and gouaches. Then, among the marbles of Carrara, she began to make sculptures.
At that time, a beekeeper in Bra, Piedmont, introduced her to beekeeping, making her identify the queen. This “initiation” to the world of bees then developed into a small sphere-shaped molded beeswax hive. The first transformative work.
Since then the bees have been guiding her, like good little messengers, and the small hive has become enormous, or very small, like a jewel.
Over time, Jessica’s sculptures have also become wearable artworks, from the hive shaped pendant to the cufflinks with the bees, rather than the rings and earrings, all molded in wax.
For the first time ever Jessica Carroll’s artistic jewels will be officially shown at BABS Art Gallery in Milan. The choice of Jessica Carroll as the first exhibition comes from curator Ermanno Tedeschi, who has followed her works for many years, appreciating her delicacy and sweetness.

Jessica says: “There are days when you feel alone and some others when you feel connected with everything, or with the all: during these days you find poetry, grace, connection the divine and compassion. In these moments there is no doubt: how many and which things do we feel and perceive in common as humans? Some human beings do not seem to ever have this doubt: they act together. Bees are a striking example of this behavior, but also plants as well, I believe. In studying and representing bees, plants and living beings other than humans, I seek poetry”