Jessica Reyes is an emerging Chicana artis who works closley with her family archives and handcrafts. Her work is rooted in the interconnection of familial trauma. Reyes's interest in craft, particularly in woodwork and sewing, cimes from her late father and great-grandfather, who were a carpenter and embroiderer respectively. She connects the two mediums in her photographic work.
Reyes was born and raised in Houston, Texas and has a BFA in Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston, Spring 2019.
In an attempt to teach her daughters how to sew, my mother re-members her family and a practice. In this video, she reminisces her grandfather and her mother, the people who passed down a practice to her but would soon be lost when she immigrated to
Northwest Houston, Houston, Texas