Jessica Kirkpatrick

There is a fertile tension between the sensing body and the environment we move through. My work is an effort to enter into and communicate this liminal zone—the space where subject and object, or perception and reality meet. I invite the viewer to walk with me through this zone.

From pilgrimage, political protest, procession, migration, or wilderness excursion—to the more day-to-day, window-shopping, dog-walk, or stroll through the park—moving on foot transcends mere travel. Associated with both leisure and with the action of social or personal change, one can look at the world in its gentle passing by, or be looked at as the activist. In cities designed for cars, walking is the sense of stillness within change, and the body’s connection to its environment. It is an act of defiance, yet a surrender to the shape of our world.


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