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April 21, 2016

FARGO – As a 30-year-old professional, Jescia Hoffman Hopper knows she's too old to play dress-up and live in an imaginary world.

So she does it through her art. Hopper's show "Paracosms" is a fascinating collection that places adult anxieties in a child's playground. T...

April 19, 2016

Paracosm (n.): a detailed, prolonged imaginary world created by a child that includes human, animal or alien creations

Spirit Room Galleries presents Paracosms, a series of work six years in the making. Jescia Hoffman Hopper will be exhibiting explosive watercolors and...

Dino-clad and smashing toy-size trains, Jescia paints self-portrait vignettes of paracosms- a fully-developed imaginary universe created by a child.

“My work is a challenge to the notion of the seriousness of adulthood,” says Hopper. “By putting on the costume or creati...

High Plains Reader editor Sabrina Hornung had the exclusive opportunity to sit down with Jescia Hoffman Hopper at her home studio in Fargo and visit about the origins of Paracosms, her creative process and what makes a successful Youtube video.

Click here to read the fu...

September 24, 2015

Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists and the Plains Art Museum sponsored a Visual Talk on my latest series of artwork, Dinorama (also known as Paracosms). In this video, I discuss the inspiration for my dinosaur costumes and the development of the series over the last six yea...

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