Piece description from the artist
This piece was completed in the spring of 2020 when my city was in lockdown. I was able to put in more time in my studio and browse through old works and bring them back to life. It was a very cathartic time and a potent symbol for me to be able to give attention to these discarded works and make them new again.
Jessalin Beutler decided that making art would become her life's focus after graduating from Whitman College with a BA in philosophy in 2004. Primarily self taught, her work has taken many forms: drawing, photography, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, paper making, painting and textile design. She started selling her work online in 2006 with experimental paintings, prints and hand made cards. Her process is intuitive and energetic, often using painting to explore inner feelings and collective moods. Instead of philosophy, she now studies and refers to astrology to help her understand the work she is creating and the energetics of the times. Jessalin continues to explore her fine art practice on canvas, paper and fabric. Experimentation is huge in her creative process. She loves the challenge of reaching beyond a familiar style, keeping the process of making always new.