by Jess Way
I created this piece during the time of the arrests of queer people in Egypt in solidarity. People can sometimes forget the LGBTQ+ community is more than cisgendered white men so I drew the legendary Aunt Freckle, a genderfluid Mexican actress.
I accidentally went to a talk on physics and astronomy once in a festival given by a Cambridge professor who works with Steven Hawkings. Whilst simultaneously confusing and terrifying me, it opened a door to a whole new interest in the universe and how everything works.
Clowns have a pretty bad name. Especially since 2016. But ignoring the obvious sinistry they naturally possess, the sadness and art behind the performers is intriguing to say the least.
I’m always inspired by Japanese art, but this piece was definitely heavily influenced by Shintaro Kago.
Meet the Artist:
I’m Jess Way or @colourgroove on Instagram, I’m fourteen years old and use she/her pronouns. I am from England, Suffolk.
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