Jess began her foray into stencil art in 2005, first exhibiting her work in 2008, and has spent most of her time toiling over a table ever since. Under the pseudonym 23rd Key, she creates photo-realistic stencils, taking no short cuts and cutting everything by hand. With a background in Printmaking, Graphic Design, Audio Engineering and Architecture, she brings the knowledge from each of these into her already photo-realistic style.
She hand carves each doily-like layer, and this attention to detail has become a trademark of her work. As one of the few women at the forefront of a predominantly male-dominated medium, she is a jack of all trades, and a master of some.