Jessica Kincaid

Beaded Textiles

redbud leaves, October 13, 2008

#rosyBrown {} Order | Disorder

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 6 x 6in each

  • 2017

In my recent series, I show the human hand in the analytical realm of information technology. As I have learned to write code for websites, the process has informed my artwork.

order | disorder

  • digital print, glass beads, thread.

  • 6 x 12in

  • 2017

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.