Jessika Steiner was born in New Caledonia where she lived on her Swiss father’s hand-built yacht before settling on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. Growing up surrounded by bushland has provided a foundation of memories which Jessika sees as fundamental to her artistic practice.
Jessika’s current practice in acrylic and mixed media translates memories and nostalgia into colour and form.
“Through extensive experimentation and play, I discovered a way to communicate my mind’s snapshots of the vivid colours and organic shapes of my childhood. The themes found in natural forms that make up such an immense part of my history were also entwined with my growing passion for poetry and literature, in particular, Sylvia Plath and Margaret Atwood.
These works are the product of a ‘creative flow’, an organic and spontaneous process of painting and creating that reflects and informs my appreciation of the natural world and the impact of women writers on my art.”