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“To Find Beauty in the Mundane - Part III"
(Part three in a triptych)
by Artist, Jess Tinsley
36x48 oil on gallery canvas. 1 5/8" profile.
---Each limited edition print comes carefully packaged with a copy of the story behind the painting and is hand signed and numbered.---
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 III: I’m sorry to tell you, but to me, Magnolia flowers look like trash when they are in a tree in the distance. So when I put them in this painting, it was as a reminder to look a little closer at things before I toss them aside or dismiss them. They may seem ordinary or even look like trash, but you’ll sometimes find that there is incredible beauty in the details.
Pelicans are very common in Florida and other areas, but if you’re not from Florida and have never been to the beach, they are exotic and incredible birds who dive and hold fish in their beak pouches. To me, who never visited the beach as a child, they are a wonder.
You also see flatware in this panel. They represent the chore of washing dishes. Yet, if I shift my perspective, the chore of washing dishes can be a joy – time to enjoy the water on my hands, time to be grateful for the children who use the dishes and the food that was on them, time to look out the window and see the trees and the birds, time to reflect on what needs to be done, and I can even find joy in the order that comes with an empty sink and clean dishes. It’s a perspective shift – and that’s what this entire triptych is about.
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 III
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