• Jessie Pollock - Lily Pond

    Lily Pond, encaustic on panel, 2' x 8'

  • Jessie Pollock - Lotus 1

    Detail of Lotus I, encaustic and oil on panel, 32" x 36"

Opening reception May 26, 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Artist’s talk at 5:00 pm

Jessie Pollock has resided and worked in the Monadnock Region for 30 years. Her work has always been inspired by nature. Her earlier series titled Vanishing Landscapes (see image) was inspired by the farms that graced the Connecticut Valley, and throughout New England.

In addition to creating her own work, Jessie has taught painting in her studio in Peterborough. Jessie has exhibited extensively in New England, is a member of the Currier Museum of Art, and active in the Copley Society of Boston.

Jessie will be on site to speak about her work at the opening reception on May 26, 2012 at 5:00. The reception is free and open to the public.

ARTIST STATEMENT
These new works are constructed using mixed media, encaustic, (hot wax), photography, inks and oil. With encaustic, one can paint, build and sculpt.

My subject matter is nature. Nature has a spiritual content for me. Wax is a natural material adding its integrity to the work.

The lotus is a symbol of rebirth.

The lotus flower grows in deep mud, far away from the sun.

At some point, the lotus reaches for the light becoming a beautiful flower. it blooms and closes daily like the rising and setting of the sun.

The tree, with many of its leaves fallen, assumes an anthropomorphic shape resembling the skeleton of a human being. Most the my tree images are of apple trees as they are so prevalent in New England. They have long been associated with magic, youth, beauty, and happiness. They have also long bee associated with the symbolism of immortality.