Character on Canopy Bed in Miniature Room
New Orleans, Louisiana
Jessica Lynne Brown is a self-taught, research-driven artist based in New Orleans, LA. She is a multidisciplinary storyteller using illustration, painting, collage, animation, installation, and performance as mediums of communication. Using puppets on miniature stages in stop-animation to animate the fantastical of reality juxtaposed with large scale installations and performance work, she blurs the idea of what is make-believe and reality. In her work, she constantly questions, what is a dream if we don’t know that we are sleeping?
Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2021
My work is an investigation of childhood stemming from my experience of being a Black child in urban America. The work is introspective and imaginary, mystical and metaphysical. I deconstruct the unauthentic concepts of financial stability and social status depicted by the American Dream using vintage toys, books, found objects, board games, sculpture, paintings, and collages in miniature models scaled to large installations.”