Large Works and Installations
Over the course of two and a half years Jess worked closely with the owners of a private residence in Atherton, CA to design and create eight unique works in glass. Her design process is an amalgamation of her user experience design expertise and the rigorous studio practice she developed at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Her site-specific, material-driven process guides her through deep investigations of the architecture, landscape, and homeowners she works with. Jess often becomes close with her clients allowing her to delve into their emotions, personal stories, and associations in her projects.
Palo Alto, CA
Working under the tightest deadline to date, Jess dove into the architecture, natural surroundings and impressive art collection within this historic 1935 home in Palo Alto, CA. She was tasked with replacing the original flat glass lanterns at the top and bottom of the stairwell with two contemporary, sculptural light fixtures. Although Jess was captivated by many formal elements and details in this majestic Spanish-inspired home, her final inspiration and vision for the project emerged from the client’s extensive Persian rug collection.
San Francisco, CA
The Mission House is a contemporary, three story townhouse perfectly situated between parks, rolling hills, and tree-lined urban streets. The homeowners approached the interior of the home as a showcase of works of art made by people they were personally connected to. Given this intention, they gave me ample creative freedom to create a number of illuminated sculptures of my choosing for the penthouse, as well as pendants for the kitchen.