Artist Statement:

My paintings are a product of summer boredom. After I hung some in my apartment, several people asked if the paintings were for sale. Then I realized my hobby could pay off. Now I sell them for twenty dollars apiece. The influences came from quality rap artists. It might sound unusual but some rap music is refreshingly poetic, which is why I had the urge to paint these artists. My favorite time selling a painting was to a random person who saw “Cool Flowers” hanging in my bathroom. He said it was for his girlfriend. Even though my passion is to paint and create, the major I chose is public relations. For me, work and art do not go together. I like to experience art with no boundaries or specifications.


Jessica Fletcher


Euphemism Campus Box 5555 Illinois State University Normal, IL 61790