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JJ is a radical social worker, feminist, and new artist who lives, works and make electronic noise in Oakland, CA. JJ began drawing and coloring to pass the time during a medical leave from work last year. A friend lent her her an overpriced stencil in 2009 and she's been addicted and wondering why they cost so much ever since. She found that drawing the same simple shapes over and over somehow helps her manage the miseryand failure she experiences with of western medicine , chronic pain, and a raging autoimmune disease. With her "hmmm, i wonder what this will do, or look like?" approach to creating art, she is contantly surprised with the fun products she is able to come up with, but rarely duplicate. It seems everyday JJ discovers a new medium to try or new way to use a medium. With these new discoveries her art is always evolving but always uses vibrant colors and include elements of repetition and texture. Jumping from drawing to sewing, to printing, to picture taking, or image editing, JJ uses almost every free minute in her days to create, learn, and play with her evergrowing art supply collection.
Common themes in her art are utility, social justice, consiousness raising, or examiniation of the harms she and the youth she works with have endured at the hands of institutions and individuals, the pain/cosequence we suffer as a result, the crazy ways we fight for survival, and the utter confusion and amazement in JJ's own survival thus far.
When she isn't drawing or painting, JJ plays with and uses the amazing settings on each of her gadgets to the fullest. Whether it be using her cell phone camera, Nintendo DSi, MacBook, embroidery sewing machine or her Cannon PowerShot SD1100is JJ finds new ways to design art that has utility because she feels that art becoms more acessible if it makes sense right away and can be useful in everyday life. She also prioritizes using remnant fabric, leather and rescued and gifted materials in all her work.