Jessica Knibb is a recent graduate of Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, holding a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. Her practice as a visual artist has progressed over the past five years to include drawing, installation and sculpture. Her medium of choice is paper, which conveys her strong interest in the history and art of Eastern culture.
"My work centres on the realm of storytelling and make-believe; unveiling a side of us that journeys to a distant chimera and traverses its hidden depths. A phenomenon that takes place each night as we sleep." she explains. "A tale which holdeth children from play, and old men from the chimney-corner" Sir Philip Sidney (1554 – 1586)
In her practice she melds ancient Eastern traditions into our current Western culture, and invites the viewer to take a moment’s rest from the hectic pace of life to pause and consider.
Elements of storytelling and make-believe enter her work, as does her interest in the innocence of childhood and the unbounded ability that children possess in creating fictitious worlds and characters in an escape from reality. Her research in this department comes from much observation of children at play and a diploma in Child Psychology.