Piece description from the artist
I come from a long line of amateur photographers. I inherited an old camera from my great grandfather in my twenties and over the years I've received boxes of slides and digital copies of all the photos my family has taken through the generations. This piece reminds me of the tint of analog film and the various techniques and effects that was possible through photography back then. The layers and transparency adds mystery and nostalgia of a past era.
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.