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Austin Artist Jess Engle Talks Upbringing, Influence & Technique

Artist Jess Engle carries a piece of her upbringing wherever she goes. Largely raised in Africa, the artist’s worldly roots can be sensed in her free-thinking aesthetic. The daughter of diplomats, Engle lived between Ethiopia, Malawi, Togo, and South Africa as a child, absorbing the continent’s mixed cultures.