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“To Find Beauty in the Mundane - Part II"
(Part two in a triptych)
by Artist, Jess Tinsley
36x48 oil on gallery canvas. 1 5/8" profile.
Limited Edition Art Reproduction:
Each limited edition print is on high-quality paper, and comes carefully packaged with a copy of the story behind the painting. Hand signed and numbered. 11"x14"
This triptych is about shifting your perspective to find joy in even the mundane parts of life. Let me break it down into three parts – one for each panel:
Part II: Here, you see mountains, a hummingbird, and moths. They are there all the time, never thinking of their own beauty. Yet their existence brings joy and growth to the world around them. Moths are nocturnal, so we don’t often see them, but their beauty, when spotted, is deeply appreciated. We don’t need to change the ordinary and mundane things in our lives to make life better. Instead, we need to see through different eyes – the beauty in the mundane. We can wake up each morning to the mountains or the trees or the birdsong in our backyard and see all the glory and majesty in the ordinary. Likewise, we can shift our focus on the “chores” we all hate- whether it’s going to work each morning, sitting at a desk all day, or getting children ready every morning and staying home with the little ones. I’m not saying that the mundane is easy, it is incredibly hard and it takes a long time to learn how to find joy in it. I’m working to retrain myself to see all the beauty – to be grateful for each detail of my life.
My work is about the tensions in life – about the difficulties and struggles we face – and how we respond to them. My hope is that when you are faced with your own struggle, my work will encourage you to have hope and joy. The figures in the pieces may feel sad, but they also dance. They may have limitations in their surroundings, still they push through. The plants and flowers are symbolic of growth and persistence. The change that plants experience – from seed to bud to beautiful bloom – is an example of how change can make us beautiful – if we allow it. To me, the most important things in life are the people around us and the decisions we make in response to what life throws at us.
You may see in my paintings the hardness of life – the grief, sadness, anger, and hurt – while also offering the idea that there is hope for healing and growth through the struggle. It is intended to inspire you to live at peace with the complexity of a world full of storms and sunshine - while we mourn the deep loss we each experience, we still seek reasons for hope and joy.
To Find Beauty in the Mundane - Part II
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