Jess' photographic images utilise symbolic and historical references to animals to investigate the unique relationship between man and beast, narrating ideas and perspectives about where animals stand within society. An idea that continually resonates within her imagery is the bridge between defining what is domesticated and what is natural. The alluring attributes of any animal: their freedom, purity and elusiveness, also heavily shape the subject matter of her photography.
Theories behind anthropomorphism, that are ingrained into the narratives of Jess' work, not only teach us about how we humans identify with animals, but also how we identify with other
Jess is an enthusiastic and motivated creative practitioner. She is reliable at responding to ambitious tasks with a professional ethos, and capable of telling stories with fresh perspectives and ideas.