Jessica Kincaid

Open Studio

Abstract Works

order | disorder

  • digital print, glass beads, thread.

  • 6 x 12in

  • 2017

In this series, I show the human hand in the analytical realm of information technology. The process of learning to write code has informed my artwork.

Day and Night, MoBank Artboards Public Art Commission

  • Billboards displayed above Mobank Crossroads on Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO.

  • 27 ft x 12.4 ft high, each board.

  • December 2018-February 2019.

Day and Night (digital proof)

yellow { 75%; }

  • gouache on bristol board.

  • 17 x 21in

  • 2017

I would change the code and test it to see the rectangles move in relation to one another, sometimes including mnemonic clues in the code that referenced the colors. I began drawing with the shapes, and to my delight, the compositions took on the styles of Mid-20th Century American Abstract painting.

yellow { 75%; }

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 5.5 x 5.5in

  • 2016

I learn best hands-on, and to this objective I began beading works in the same proportions as the patterns on the screen. I became a human emulator of the code, translating pixels into beads.

#rosyBrown {} Order | Disorder

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 6 x 6in each

  • 2017

Necklaces Designed from Code

  • glass beads, thread, magnetic closures.

  • dimensions vary.

Overstimulation vs. The Future

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 7 x 10.5in

  • 2010

This piece conveys the nervous push that accompanies sensory bombardment we experience in our daily lives. It is crisis overload and we lose our compassion.

The lower portion of color consists of a pattern of bright and reflective beads that do not rest on one single color; the effect is both attractive and unsettling.

The metallic quality of beads in clashing colors represents our contemporary frenzied culture; the blue line is the sill on a window into the black area.

This black receding area is the future, the unknown, and the void where the viewer can rest one’s eyes in sleep.

The Crystal Chandelier

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 10.5 x 10.5in

  • 2012

The Sound of Snow

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 21 x 22 in

  • 2015