I am angelic for carrying all those groceries.

I am angelic for carrying all those groceries.

In my most recent work, each painting includes a sunken depression. The initial concept was to create a literal depression, as a reference to the mental state of depression. But I have been surprised and delighted to find that each piece also brings to my mind thoughts of hidden undercurrents, metaphysical portals, skin scars and grafts. My goal is to create work that provokes in an open ended way, so that each viewer responds to it in their own way. 

Our ability to experience glory in the course of ordinary secular life also fascinates me, since glory is usually considered the realm of the religious. I often play with halos and other religious references, juxtaposed with ordinary modern life. Sometimes the halos are accompanied by sunken or empty stomachs as well, as a connection to my abstract depression series.

I have recently returned to fine art after many years first as a graphic designer and then as a full time parent. My artistic style has been shaped by and infused with the pared down style of modern graphic design from my years of work in that field. I am currently residing in Burlington VT, having just moved after 20 years living in Brooklyn NY.

 

I post my works in progress to Instagram @marchondo.
Read my CV here.
Email me at jessie@jessiepolk.com.