ROMA, 1961

Jessica says: “There are days when one feels alone and others when you feel connected with everything or everything: in this there is poetry, grace, the divine and compassion. In these moments there is no doubt: how many and what things do we feel and perceive in common as men? Some living beings do not seem to have this doubt: they act commonly, bees are a striking example of this behavior, but also plants, I think. In studying and representing bees, plants and living beings other than man, I seek poetry“.

Jessica Carroll’s work is a multidisciplinary research based on curiosity, on the constant observation of the perceptible and on the aesthetic translation of all the observed; an artist accumulates a huge amount of material through perceptions and sensations, always amazed as a child, but the key to the next poetic translation is to have from time to time access to the “fairy moments”, where the heart opens and remembers: words and images come together and emerge.
Is this not a faculty common to artists and scientists?

Jessica has always been poised between art and science, daughter and granddaughter of art, she explored photographing parks and nature reserves around the world: she drew, made engravings and gouaches. Then, among the marbles of Carrara, he began to sculpt. At that time a beekeeper/ornithologist in Bra, Piedmont, started beekeeping, identifying the queen. This “initiation” into the world of bees has resulted in a small spherical beehive shaped into beeswax. The first transfigured work.

Since then the bees have been guiding it, like good messengers, and the small hive has become huge, or very small, like a jewel.
The sculptures of Jessica have thus transformed over time also into works of art for walking, from the pendant with the beehive, to twins with bees, rather than rings and earrings, all modeled in wax.
For the first time they will be officially presented in Milan in the BABS Art Gallery.  The choice of the artist Jessica Carrol as the first protagonist of this new initiative stems from a research of her curator Ermanno Tedeschi, who followed her for many years, appreciating her delicacy and “sweetness”.