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Jessica O'hearn

           

           

                       

           


By juxtaposing organic shapes with manmade materials and irregular forms with structural elements of control, Jessica O'Hearn questions the relationship between the natural and artificial worlds, as well as the role of the human within them. The sculptures presented in Balance offer a commentary on the nature of the human condition relative to its surroundings, in which, O'Hearn believes, individuals seek comfort because they are vulnerable. The fact that she uses synthetic materials to create natural forms not only calls attention to the human desire for support, but also the fleeting quality of the structures created to provide such reinforcement.