Jessica Maloney: Undefined

  • ©2001, Jessica Maloney





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    Iris print


    23 inches x 25 inches


Artist Statement:

    We all have hopes and dreams that at times may seem far away and distant. The irony of this is that our hopes and dreams lie within us; coexisting with the potential to fulfill them. We are constantly in search of who we really are and what we really want in life. Yet it is all too easy to get caught up in the image that others build up for us. In order to find our true selves we must shed outside constraints and look deeper inside. There we will find the pure energy and desire needed to move us forward. While chasing our own dreams may appear to be selfish, in fact it is just the opposite. Living up to our full potential will allow us to give to the world the gifts we, as individuals, were meant to give, instead of the gifts others think we should have.

    The deep warm hues throughout the piece speak of energy and passion. The face represents the self, mainly the inner or spiritual realm. Wires run across the top of the piece because they are known to transport information and energy. This transfer of information is necessary, especially the transfer between the conscious and subconscious levels of our being. Our desires and thoughts are abstract but as the words show, with much searching can become more concrete and possible. The words are also a way to transfer inner thoughts to the outside world. Overall, the texture of the piece ties everything together, in that it shows that the process of self-discovery and self-fulfillment is never a smooth one. It is instead filled with a fine grain combined with both a coarse line and jagged edge.