1. a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.

The Emotions collection started with Jess trying to find a 2D way to express her lifelong battle with Bipolar 2 disorder. Due to fear of rejection she hid her mental illness until her 30's. In that same fashion she started her collection with HAPPINESS to ease her audience into the more difficult emotions. Now that she's expressing herself she is finding more healing and joy everyday. Viewing her collection is watching someone dive deep into themself and pour it into a canvas. Every description starts with the definition to allow the audience to connect with the standard meaning then Jess adds meaning to every layer of paint. From color, to shape, to scraping away the layers. 

Fort Collins, Colorado |  Jess Bean  |  jess@jbeanart.com  | 309-453-7609

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ANXIETY Feeling of worry or unease, typically about an imminent event. Jess is portraying anxiety that just shows up and wrecks you. Your heart is pounding, you can’t think, you have a hard time listening, you just want to be alone. ⁣Simultaneously it feels like you’re drowning in thoughts and like you can’t put together a thought. ⁣Everything is scattered. ⁣The background is black to represent the nightmare of anxiety, the heart is white to represent how the person has no choice in the matter.