Multiplication 1, 2012, 40″ x 30″ x 1.5″, Collage and acrylic paint on birch

Vancouver, British Columbia based artist Jessica Bell has a series, entitled Housing Estate, in which she works in collage and incorporates textiles and paint on birch. The mixture of various mediums is quite beautiful, very abstract and organic. The layers of paint and textiles create depth and rich texture. Notice the house-like shapes in the work? I like how there’s just a subtle reference to them.

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Multiplication 2, 2012, 30″ x 40″ x 1.5″, Collage and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Cover Up, 2012, 18″ x 24″ x 1.5″, Sewn textile assemblage on fir frame

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Settle, 2012, 52″ x 40″ x 1 3/8″ , Acrylic paint and graphite on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
The Places We Used to Live, 2012, 40″ x 52″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

The Vessels pieces below are part of a series of 21, which make up a “suburb.”

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 7, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 9, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 11, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 12, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 14, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Vessel 20, 2012, 16″ x 20″ x 1 3/8″, Collage, drawing media and acrylic paint on birch

Housing Estate   Mixed Media Works by Jessica Bell in main art  Category
Suburb (Vessels 1 – 21)