Jess Beyler

Everything I know about composition I learned from dancing. Everything I know about mark-making I learned from doing karate. The body’s knowing is the shortest path to the sacred, so that is where I start. My proximate subject matter comes from things that seem empty--sky, ocean, wind, light, deep space, subatomic particles, the shape of motion, the passing of time, and the inarticulate longings of the heart. My work has been criticized as being “too beautiful and too insane to be of the current moment”. I am fine with that.