Jess Burbank

Bellevue, Washington, US


I'm an artist and art teacher working towards a career in illustration in Bellevue, Washington. I live with my husband of 16 years, my two kids that I also homeschool (ages 12 and 9), and two silly gerbils, Star and Chip. With every spare minute, I'm painting, usually with watercolor, and managing my two-time champion fantasy basketball team.

Maps By Jess Burbank

A Treacherous Walk With My Aging Mother Around the Lake at Her Apartment Complex by Jess Burbank

Bellevue, Washington, US


During this stressful time of quarantine, my mother has suffered from high blood pressure and cabin fever--two things that don't mix well. I didn't realize the severity of her health issues until we tried to walk around the lake at her apartment complex, a walk we had done many, many times before, and realized that she could hardly make it around anymore. Everything on the walk felt like a danger. I documented those dangers--and my fear for her-- in this map.