I grew up on a ranch in the mountains of Colorado. Needless to say, growing up in that isolated place left me with a lot of time on my hands—daydreaming, creating and working with my hands became my favorite pastimes.
My love of art and design motivates me to continually explore the nature of the non-organic or “built” world as it relates to art, beauty and humanity.
Although the Biomorphic Series originated from a playful attempt to create formal “design” from close-up photographs of hands (a perversion of biomorphic design), the work evolved into a complex and unpredictable series of polarizing images that are strange yet familiar, repulsive and attractive, grotesque but beautiful. It is the tension of these polarities that compels me to keep experimenting.
Jessica Paulk received her Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Digital + Media from the Rhode Island School of Design. She currently lives and works in Denver, Colorado.