We venture to Echo Park California.
Jessika is an artist and Christian a Visual FX Producer.
The place is full of Jeff's childhood nightmares.
They were married by the Easter bunny, which Jeff finds freaky.
Disturbing dolls and shocking art is not Jeff's idea of serene.
Eyes are everywhere and Christian is worried they are headed to Grey Gardens.
"Piling up crap," Jeff says.
It is a kitchy e-bay explosion.
Christian is completely uncomfortable in his living space.
He has a bar and a beer before going home. Jeff says it looks like an insane asylum.
Shock value and attention.
Cutting because you don't have a voice.
Cluttered, dirty, and dark.
This is not a grown up space.
It’s dark and some of the art is depressing.
Christian wants a space to entertain, but Jessika has a hard time letting go of the clutter.
Cutting yourself as performance art.
Giant soup tins come crashing down the stairs.
Daddy issues are mixed with decorating.
Christian needs to express himself in the décor.
He needs an adult living space.
But he’s a pushover with Jessika...can he be more present?
He wants to open up and have a voice.
Dinosaur with a doll head is now in the dumpster.
Interesting, Jessika does not need to work to be that way.
Let go of the toys....causes a fight.
They need a balanced relationship, 80/20 is not where it's at.
Christian and Jessika go to the hotel.
The scary rats have to go, so do the creepy dolls.
No more eyes here, there, and everywhere. Jessika says leaving your comfort zone is a proof of love.
Art is subjective.
This is an "ah-ha" moment. I can see clearly now...there is evidence with that eye test.
The reveal leaves Christian "speechless" and Jessika says it is "amazing, sophisticated... mind blowing."
Bringing the family together.
Making Jessika's art something that can shine and Christian now feels at home, which hopefully will help their issues and relationship
Two ladies en route to a proposal.