JUNE 2016: JESS WEITZ
For me, art making is communion with the natural world and a spiritual exploration of our interconnectedness. Each life form is a manifestation of one being.
I started out as a photographer but found I could not quite get at what I was most interested in through that medium.
My current work revolves around the archetypal elements in nature—in this series, I explore the earth element.
I like to use art to express patterns and forces in the invisible and sensory world: the natural movement of water in watercolors to form earth strata, mixed media to create the mood of a birch grove, the use of form and earthen colors to explore land and dirt.
Jess Weitz lives in Marlboro, Vermont. She is currently working in mixed media, combining painting and poetry. She studied photography with Stephen Shore and Larry Fink at Bard College, using an 8x10 view camera for most of her work. She has taught photography to children and teens using The Literacy Through Photography model developed by Wendy Ewald. She holds a master's degree in library science. Her website is www.jessweitz.com.