Paperheart Is Jessica Williams


Many years ago my dear friend Sarah Knotz turned me on to the sweet work of Jessica Williams. Now, when I say “sweet” I don’t use it in the skateboarder, hangin’ out sort of way. Williams’ work is utterly sweet and painfully sentimental. For many people this type of sincerity fails and the work is easily dismissed as junvenile. But Williams has perfected her craft of tenderness. She mainly focuses on photography and drawing along with a variety of self-publishing projects and book works. I’m especially fond of her Light Hunting series.