Art of the Month is a recurring feature that highlights the visual arts work of UFV students. In conjunction with the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA), The Cascade chooses the works of multiple artists to be featured each month. To submit your work, please send an image, 50 word bio, 150 word artist statement, and image list with titles, mediums, sizes, and dates of creation (must be within the past year) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Limit of three submissions per person, per month.
Selected works may be displayed at The Cascade lounge, in room S2111 of the Abbotsford UFV campus. The deadline for submissions is October 25.
By Jessica Peatman
Graphite pencil on paper
In my artwork, I embrace a sensibility associated with childhood to express variations of loneliness, fear, and uncertainty. This perspective is a significant part of my own experience, and it gives the work a more visceral, authentic, and mysterious aura. I aim to pinpoint moments of understanding within our young lives that transition us from innocence to uncertainty and skepticism. The child’s experience is all about mysteries and the unknown, as they haven’t yet learned the truths and realities of adulthood. Everything is magical, new, and adventurous, and I attempt to look at the world in this way in the hopes to bring more inspiration, wonder, and significance into my art practice and personal life.
Jessica Peatman is a recent Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate with a major in visual arts. She works primarily with drawing and printmaking. Currently, she is undergoing a self-directed study in printmaking at UFV in Abbotsford.