Jessica Laurel Reese is a figure artist creating welded sculptures for the wall out of hand-bent steel rod. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she has been living in the Southwestern US since graduating with Distinction from California College of the Arts in 2006. She explores the human condition through her figurative works, highlighting the alchemy of turning what we are bestowed from birth into who we ultimately become through the practice of bending and melting steel with fire. Using expressive gestures to feature the universal feminine, Reese uses intuitively placed line and negative space to provide room for her viewers to impart their own human experiences into her pieces and deepen the connection to their own feminine. Featured in numerous publications, most notably American Art Collector Magazine, she has exhibited all over the Southwest and is in private collections spanning the entire United States. She currently lives in Silver City, NM where she fabricates her works in a converted barn, finding the palate of high desert living in a vibrant historic mining town best coloring her creativity.