Jess Beyler
The subject matter of my paintings comes from my fascination with things we often think of as empty--sky, ocean,wind, light, the passing of time, the dreaming mind, and the inarticulate longings of the heart.

The paintings are very physical in their making process and combine dancing and martial arts with the contemplative mark. They are more about animal wisdom than conceptual clarity. I want them to be raw and elegant at the same time, like tigers or lynxes.

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If you have visited me here before, you might like a note on what is new:

There is a very short (16 sec.) video in the Collected Letters section of me dancing in front of the piece I began during my Vermont Studio Center Residency. This giant collage is still under construction and changing. The video includes a brief flash of an inspiring wall of graffiti that I saw while I was visiting my nephew in Lisbon Portugal.

If you like the video clips: you can find one in the Dirty Hearts folder (more dancing) and a filmed interview in the Sky Path folder.