Flat Tail Press welcomed Jessica Christy back to the Minot State art department as a guest artist for Darwin Day 2017. Jessica taught in the art department for two years (2013 -2015), and it was a delight to have her back for the better part of a week.
While on campus, Jessica worked on a large “quilted” fabric pieces which included hand dyeing, graphite drawing, and many layers of screen print. The prints were inspired by the “water protectors” that were protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The prominent snake depicted in the print references a native prophecy predicting a large black snake that would threaten native communities. MSU students visited the studio throughout the week, and assisted Jessica in completing the ambitious print titled: " When the Water."
In addition to the print project, Jessica also hosted an evening DIY t-shirt screen printing workshop and delivered a Friday noon lecture titled: “The Evolving Narrative: Keeping Tradition in the Contemporary.”
When the Water
Silkscreen, graphite, and ink on fabric
52" x 72"
edition of 5
Check out more of Jessica's work at: jessicachristy.com
Photo credit: black & white images by Amadis Amaya