Jessica Wetherly

Sculptor & Installation Artist

A London based sculptor, Jessica’s work navigates the blindness of an anthropocentric society where conflicts of natural and artificial, animate and inanimate, technology, machine, body, come in to question. Curious critters appear in surreal landscapes with a sci-fi aesthetic that exposes a certain agency and unravelling of the potential of disorientation. Her work is intuitive and playful using a range of everyday materials which are worked in a way that reflects her background in traditional sculpture techniques of modelling, moulding and casting. Jessica graduated with  an MA in Sculpture at The Royal College of Art, London.

Residency Artwork

When I landed here

When I landed here is a portable shelter made from single use plastic. This precious material is stitched into a makeshift tent that is being used as a greenhouse for growing polymers. The fragility of the structure and naivety of the laboratory inside reflects a vulnerability of humanlike activity. Despite being surrounded by abundant life, the absent Martian is using its limited resources to make synthetic material. The absurdity of this action in this environment questions our reality - our focus on survival through technology - which ignores the multiplicity of worlds around us.