23rd May 2013 - 5th January 2014
Foundation Claude Verdan,
Musee del la Main,
Jessica will be exhibiting her 'Brainwave' artwork as part of an exhibition
about the history of salt and its importance to the human body.
Bydd prosiect Dyfarniad Cymru Greadigol Jessica yn archwilio ymagweddau rhyngddisgyblaethol tuag at gelf trwy archwilio cydgyfeiriadau ym meysydd daeareg, bioleg, golau ac optigau. Cefnogir hyn gan ymweliadau ymchwil ag Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Cymru a Phrifysgol Caerdydd i gael cipolwg ar gymwysiadau a thechnolegau gwyddonol.
Bydd Jessica wedyn yn arbrofi gyda chreu hologramau plât gwydr yn Optic Technium yn Llanelwy, Gogledd Cymru a dulliau cynhyrchu gan ddefnyddio adnoddau gweithdy 3D yng Nghanolfan Diwydiannau Creadigol, Prifysgol Glyndwr. Bydd y technolegau modern hyn o greu yn cynnig llwybrau a dulliau newydd wrth wneud ei gwaith a all gymryd ffurf cerflunweithiau optigol, gosodiadau golau arbrofol a'r archwiliad o lwybrau potensial mewn celf ddigidol.
Gyda'i Dyfarniad Cymru Greadigol, bydd yn symud ymlaen i gyfeiriadau newydd yn ei hymarfer gan wthio ffiniau creadigol ac archwilio canfyddiadau artistig newydd o'r byd naturiol.
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Sculpture in Grizedale Forest began in the late 1970's and was at the forefront of the British development of art in the environment following the emergence of the Land Art movement in the USA in the 1960's. Grizedale Forest is home to the largest collection of site-specific art in the environment in the UK with over 60 permanently sited artworks by leading international artists, including Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Harris and David Nash.
Jessica is one of five emerging artists selected to create a permenant artwork as part of Art Roots, a major new commissioning programme designed to reinvigorate Grizedale Forest as a centre of international excellence for art in the environment. Working with the Forestry Commission, Jessica will develop an innovative site-specific artwork in response to Grizedale Forest's unique landscape and environment.
The PONTIO project
Jessica is currently working as part of the design team for Pontio - a new world class Arts and Innovation Centre in the heart of Bangor, North Wales.
Sherman Cymru Theatre Architectural Commission
Scheduled for completion end of 2014
Jessica Lloyd-Jones has also been working with Capita Architecture design team on a new public art commission. The new entrance and foyer to the Sherman Cymru Theatre will incorporate a specially designed creative intervention by Jessica that will be a part of the architecture of the building. Her proposed artwork for the underside of the curved entrance canopy and foyer ceiling, will feature the creative use of moiré effect optical interference patterning using glass, metal mesh and magenta illumination. Illusionary patterns of complex waveforms seen in the installation will appear to move and change as visitors walk through, viewing the artwork from various angles. It will transform the solid entrance canopy and the ceiling of the foyer into a fluid and ambiguous surface that attracts the eye and tricks it into perceiving space and movement. It does this in a way that seems completely appropriate for a theatrical space - particularly one that will go through the kind of metamorphosis that is proposed for the Sherman.
It is a large piece: 27m in span and 6m wide. The dimensions are dictated by the structure, as the artwork has to replace the ceiling through the entire front entrance area in order for it to become properly integral with the building. In practical terms it is necessary to design the whole of the ceiling and the void above it as a very large 'light-box'. The success of the installation will depend on the careful design of details and the optimum material specifications.
The Sherman's redevelopment is being financed with a major Arts Council of Wales Lottery grant and this public art commission is being supported by the The Colwinston Charitable Trust.