Jessica DeStefano hails from upstate New York. She has many excellent skills, aptitudes and interests, and a twenty year base of experience as a sculptor. Her work evokes tears and laughter, sometimes both simultaneously. Jessica is the granddaughter of Percy Wise Clarkson who in the thirties moved to Laguna Beach, California and built the St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church from tiles taken from the ruins left by the Long Beach earthquake of 1933. Jessica felt an affinity for the scenic community where she had lived part of her childhood and returned there to live in 2000. Her spirituality is part and parcel of her art, reflected in some way in nearly everything she does.