Jessica Kincaid

Beaded Textiles

Nature

icy branches, February 20, 2010

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 10 x 14in

  • 2010

  • Photo credit: E. G. Schempf

This piece was created from a photograph I took on February 22, 2010. The ice-covered branches of the trees looked crystalline in the sunlight and the icicles glistened as if they were lit from inside.

geranium sanguineum, June 1, 2010

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 12 x 32 in.

  • 2012

  • Photo credit: E. G. Schempf

The pattern for this piece was a photograph I took of geranium sanguineum, a ground cover that grows in front of my house.

The flowers only bloom for two to three weeks during late May and early June. They are a bright blue-magenta that looks fluorescent at certain times of the day. When I photograph them from an oblique angle, the strange color is more visible.

Autumn Leaves

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 4.5 x 6in

  • 2008

  • Photo credit: E. G. Schempf

Troy's Tree, October 24, 2009

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 3 x 5in

  • 2010

  • Photo credit: E. G. Schempf

This piece memorializes a tree that once adorned the front lawn of my neighbor’s house. The beadwork was based on a photograph that I took October 24, 2009.

The tree was cut down the next year; the fall has not been the same without its robust canopy shading our street.

Rushton Red Maple, November 8, 2011

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 3.75 x 4.5in

  • 2011

For this piece I used a photograph of a tree that was across the parking lot from our school. It was one of those fall days when the sunlight made its leaves glow a bright orange.

I focused in and selected an area of the photo where the color was most intense and used it as a pattern for this beaded picture.

Reflection

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 7 x 9in

  • 2008

  • Photo credit: E. G. Schempf

Underwater Scan

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 14 x 17in

  • 2007

  • Photo credit: Hollis Officer

This piece incorporates an MRI image collaged among organic forms that refer to nervous system tissue.

These cling in a rhythmic arrangement of underwater ferns, corals, and sea life.

South Lake Park, May 5, 2008

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 4.25 x 5in

  • 2008

yellow leaves, October 24, 2009

  • glass beads, thread.

  • 4.5 x 10in

  • 2014

This piece was based on a photograph of a maple tree that I took October 24, 2009.

A view through a wide and short window, it is an attempt to document the glorious intensity of color in the sunlight passing through vividly colored leaves.