The moon, glimpsed through a darkened bedroom window in the quiet of the night. A scatter of leaves, some bone-brittle and others aflame. Branches. A pair of small shoes and a toy house. A scrap of brocaded fabric, a remembered landscape. These images are distillations of lifelong memories whose resonance has altered and shifted with the passage of time. Everyday objects, intimately observed, converse with re-imagined landscapes. I do not consciously collect objects, but many of them have hovered around the edges of my life for decades, to be rediscovered and painted anew.
My paintings are equal parts invention and description. While my paintings have a high degree of verisimilitude, realism is not the point. Rather, detailed description of objects is almost a by-product of sustained observation and contemplation.
These symbols of everyday life speak to my attitude about art, the world, and existence. To be quiet, to listen, to touch. To pay attention.
Faith Scott Jessup, 2017
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207