Our childhoods can be a roller coaster of emotions and experiences. Empowered by stimuli and changes, both cognitive and physical, these times can have a lasting impact on all of us. Tapping into this nostalgia, we have Melbourne based artist Jess Merlo. Referencing childhood milieus, her work consists of environmental references like sand from the beach she visited and social ones like toys and forms unique to her childhood. A Fine Art graduate from Monash University, Jess is an emerging contemporary painter and sculptor that works in the tradition of organic abstraction. Using non-conventional materials and techniques, she paves a path to unique and personal results.
Interview originally published in CreativPaper Issue No. 13. Click here to read for free.