Many of the images in this body of work are distillations of lifelong memories whose resonance has altered and shifted with the passage of time. Re-imagined landscapes converse with intimate descriptions of everyday objects and suggest themes that are specific and personal, vast and shared.
In my most recent paintings, I am continuing to work on multiple panels, but my focus is now on a singular subject-- stones. By devoting my attention to the humblest of objects, which are elemental, yet individual, I am able to focus on their easily overlooked topography of subtle colors, textures, speckles and scars.
As I paint, I hold each stone. I look, observe and pay attention. I think about the age of each stone, where it comes from, what forces have acted upon it and the likelihood that its composition is much like mine. Each stone embodies the whole world.
Faith Jessup, 2015
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207