Jessica McCambly - A Pact to Be Tender

Investigating ideas of delicacy, sentimentality, and the ephemeral, the work aims to invite reflection.


Influenced by the coastal landscape of San Diego, as well as both the Light and Space movement of Southern California and Minimalism, the work is focused on the idea of splendor within the constraints of simplicity and geometry. As I am constantly chasing beauty in the work, I actively pursue the space between these seemingly disparate poles. The resulting tension between the visual complexities achieved through repetition, material choices, and a prescribed compositional sparseness, encourages closer inspection and fosters an intimate experience with nuance and beauty.


Taking time to pause is an act of resistance.


I want the work to look like nothing, and then everything.