Jessica Tenbusch Art
Jessica received her BFA in 2011 and MFA in 2014 from Eastern Michigan University where she concentrated in metalsmithing and drawing. In addition to exhibiting her work nationally, she is active in the local arts community curating shows and coordinating events. Her work has been featured in Create! Magazine and Candyfloss Magazine as well as on Booooooom and The Jealous Curator. She lives and works in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she runs Ypsi Alloy Studios, a 3D arts studio she co-owns with two other local artists.
Jessica Tenbusch is inspired by the animal and plant species that live near and with humans. She creates work that reflects these complex relationships and how those relationships shape her as a human animal. Her work is an observation on our role as ecosystem builders and destroyers. These works are fragments of our daily environment, showing just how close nature is in our everyday lives, embedded in our homes and neighborhoods. In her childhood, she shared her home with a multitude of other animals and hundreds of houseplants. Outside was always inside.
Her work plays in the space between two-dimensional and three-dimensional representation. Using colored pencil and acrylic paint, she takes snippets of different plants and animals to create pocket universes for the artifacts of our built ecosystems to exist.