From Finland to Alaska. Designs inspired by the Circumpolar North and the efforts to protect the land and sea-scapes that we call Home.
Jessica Thornton (she/her/they) is an artist and community organizer currently living in Dgheyey Kaq' (Anchorage, Alaska).
She was born in Åbo, Finland and raised in Huizen, the Netherlands. Before moving to Dena’ina lands in 2015, she lived in Scotland for 7 years where she earned her M.Sc. in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh.
Her work is inspired by her Finnish heritage and culture, social and environmental justice movements, Arctic flora and fauna, and the unseen, beautiful connections we have to our environment.
She is passionate about the role of art in building narrative strategies in social justice movements. Her art has directly supported communities and coalitions including United Tribes of Bristol Bay and Defend the Sacred AK.
She works in various mediums including linoprint, screenprint, letterpress, pen and ink and digital art.