House of Crooked Teeth

Posted on September 30, 2012

Jessica Tremp has a need to express, which she illustrates through an exploration of dreams.

When I was little I used to dream about being a dancer or that I could fly and that I would learn to speak the language of the animals in the forest or that of the most dramatic actor. With the click of a finger I’ve found a way to make these things come true.
I’ve always needed to find ways to express myself. As a young single child, this used to be hours locked away in my room scribbling on fresh notebooks. I’ve dabbled in singing, painting, writing, drawing, studied dancing, considered drama school and practiced the guitar, but photography just seems to have stuck the most. It just linked arms with me one day and never let go.
What I want to express I find is difficult to put into words…it’s “that thing” that we all feel is there but can never quite put words to. Hence the imagery instead. Further to that, I learn more from what I’ve already created than what I want to achieve. A type of theme usually forms without being too conscious of it. Often it has to do with wanting nature to feel womb-like, like we are being cradled by it, but because we are so far removed from it nowadays, it is almost unnatural, eerie, discomforting at the same time.

See more of Jessica’s work in Overcoat Issue Three: Dreams.

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