Jess Beyler
Dirty Heart #1Dirty Heart #2M. Dedock and Me Party Dancing our Dirty Hearts Out Dirty Heart #3Dirty Heart #4Dirty Heart #5Dirty Heart #6Dirty Heart #7Dirty Heart #8Dirty Heart #9Dirty Heart #10Dirty Heart #11Dirty Heart #13Dirty Heart #14Dirty Heart #15Dirty Heart #16Dirty Heart #17Dirty Heart #18
Dirty Hearts
If I were to try to pin down the fundamentals of my aesthetic sense, I could say it is Bauhaus meets Wabi-Sabi with a bit of Punk thrown into the mix. Bauhaus for clarity and sophisticated grace, wabi-sabi for the intimacy, natural gestures, and focus on process , and punk for the raw dirty outrageous gutsiness of being alive.

This mix also describes the how I feel about the human heart, which is an impossible combination of dirt and gorgeousness. These brush drawings are meditations on the human heart. Many of them have a spot of red sealing wax in them, which stands for the official acknowledgement that this heart is, indeed, mine.

Note on dirt: I live in an area of the country where the word "dirt" always goes along with the word "rich." Things grow in it. Flowers bloom out of it.

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