When You Escape by Jessica Stewart

The works under “When You Escape” are artist Jessica Stewart’s musings on dreams and those who wander lost in their imagined worlds. Dreams are vast, beautiful, consuming, unstable places built from secrets and fears, desires and damages. They are completely of our own individual constructions, but they are not safe. In an instant, a turn of light, a change of heart, a dream of radiance and warmth can suddenly turn terrible and harsh. Dreams, reflecting life, are endlessly layered and textured with immense detail so fine that it is almost unknowable. This is echoed in Stewart’s drawings, which have a fluid, just-out-of-reach or hidden quality to them. Waiting there within is a world ready to be fallen into.
Jessica Stewart is a Melbourne-based artist who works predominantly with pencil, pastels and spray paint to create her illustrations.