The Eye Garden portrays the happiness and peace of powerful women and all those who identify as such, locating the moments in which they radiate creativity, intelligence, and delight for the natural world. This series is an homage to their ongoing resilience, in hopes of uplifting the spirit and internal strength of the viewer.

-Jessamyn Ward

We first stumbled across Jessamyn’s work as the header image of a GoFundMe campaign. That campaign aimed to take her work to a gallery show she’d been selected for in Boston earlier this year. What appealed to us immediately was the sense of calm power in her gleeful portraits: female-identifying people are made mythological and monumental in these digital flights of fancy. Her work is momentary, playful, and presses at the viewer with blocking colors and bold simplicity. Jessamyn, an amateur visual artist pursuing an advanced degree in poetry, embodies what we love so much about the spirit of Mortar: artists working outside formalized system to create a narrative that toys with and challenges our preconceptions.

The following images were first exhibited in Boston at the Conceptual Arts show in May 2019.

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SEIGAR is an English philologist, a high-school teacher, and a photographer based in Tenerife, Spain. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. His three most ambitious projects so far are his "Plastic People," a study on anthropology and sociology that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world; "Response to Ceal Floyer for the Summer Exhibition," a conceptual work that understands art as a form of communication; and his "Tales of a City," an ongoing series taken in London. He has participated in several exhibitions, and his works have also been featured in international publications.