About the Book
D. Jean Hester is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Art and Integrated Media from CalArts, and a BFA in Cinema from University of Southern California. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibits, festivals, and screenings in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Her practice in installation, drawing, video, and performance explores a deep interest in communication, interaction and language. She is particularly intrigued by the simultaneous frailty of language and our repeated efforts to connect despite language's inefficiency and tendency toward failure. She finds this duality of human experience particularly intriguing - how we continually attempt to communicate, how we insistently seek connection, despite the fact that as often as not our attempts result in failure or misinterpretation. Visit Hester's website http://www.divestudio.org for an overview of Hester's creative output in art and media.