Poetry anthology + digital art inserts, published 2022
Unfurl includes poems written during the years 2021-2022. It is one of the most significant things I’ve created because it’s raw and full of my own life. Abundant vulgarity and vulnerability can be found in each poem, but the subject matter varies drastically. Chronic illness, love, religion, a dominatrix alter-ego, metaphysics, and other forward topics.
I paired poems with digitally manipulated collage, ran through several artificial intelligence masks, to generate uncanny, mystical illustrations. The imagery provides text with a visual resting point that can inspire context or perhaps confuse it.
Unfurl is available for purchase online at https://www.amazon.ca/Unfurl-Jessica-Bourque-Wilson/dp/B0B7RS71M2 or in person at The Bookshelf in Guelph, Ontario. Below are some excerpts from the manuscript.
More poetry written by Jessica / Naeco Studio can be found on instagram @naecostudio.