Jess is now studying Art A level in the Lower Sixth but in her GCSE coursework project she chose to explore the Holocaust and World War II, seeking to produce the concept of memorial in art, to honour those who suffered.
Inspired by the work of Niki Hare, her darkroom experiments led her to produce a large-scale canvas, layering text taken from poems written by Holocaust survivors. Alongside this she achieved some great results by taking shots whilst out with the Malvern College CCF. She turned these into blackboard pieces inspired by Tacita Dean and these works mimic the fragility of the human experience because of the impermanent nature of the media.
Christine Pritchard, Head of Art