Delilah Jones

b. 1986

Delilah Jones is a mixed media collage artist, photographer and poet from Queens, New York. She received a BFA in Photography in 2009 from the State University of New York at New Paltz.  She was Artist-In-Residence at the Arteles Creative Center in Haukijarvi, Finland in 2012 and was selected by Tumblr as their spotlight artist and designer for the 3rd Annual Fashion Honor Award in 2015. Her work has been featured by SFMOMA, Hyperallergic, Beautiful/Decay, Not Paper, Bust Magazine, The Rumpus, and Serial Optimist. She is currently working feverishly from her tiny cottage in the Hudson Valley dreaming all the impossible paper dreams with the same trusty pair of scissors and her adopted rescue dog Baisley.

"I am driven by the subtle magic of unreality. With an image-based foundation, I utilize elements of the re-purposed photograph and visual poetics as catalyst for intimate communication and perceptual expansion. My work is rooted in a primal hunger to understand the contradictory nature of presence as it relates to the psychic pasts of human experience. Building upon a foundation of found photographs and traditional hand-cut collage techniques, my work stems from an innate desire to reconcile a time of possibility and dreams with the current hyperstimulus of our technologically saturated state of consciousness. The tactile nature of paper allows the potential for two-dimensional expansion; space to create portals that physically tear through the fabric of reality revealing alternate dimensions of surreal possibility. I access visual collective memory basins as a conduit for genuine connection, sub-dermal discovery, metamorphosis, authenticity, and symbiotic understanding. Meditations in beauty, pain, and longing for that which cannot be explained in our native tongues, my work explores the scope of humanity as it intermingles alchemically with the extraterrestrial landscapes of unexplored otherworldly domains. My work serves as a gateway fusing the complex relationships between society and nature through visceral juxtapositions, synesthetic vernacular, scissors, and glue."