‘Red Witch of the Woods Preparing Occlusion Pulp’ by Jesse Jacobi
Artist: Jesse Jacobi
Title: ‘Red Witch of the Woods Preparing Occlusion Pulp’
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas, Finished with Medium-Gloss Varnish
Dimensions: 14” x 11” x 1.5”
Framing: Unframed – Canvas Sides Painted Black for Uniformity
Year of Creation: 2018
About the Artwork:
“This painting is about intentional reclusion, or the desire to willingly disappear into a dark and unknown place – in terms of not only landscape, but also of mind and/or flesh.” – Jesse Jacobi
About the Artist:
My current work focuses on an unnamed culture of people living in a mysterious, heavily-forested world. While I make it a point to not be explicit about any concrete narrative happenings, there is a clear framework of visual and thematic motifs involved: reverence for nature, the use of masks and various obscuring garb, cycles of life and death, structures in differing stages of ruin, dream symbolism, and the space between visible and invisible environments. The time and place depicted in my paintings is intentionally unclear, with a focus on environment that is equal to or greater than that of the figures within these environments.
I was born near Detroit in 1987. Outside of the most elementary art classes in public school, I am a self-taught artist. I have dabbled for as long as I can remember, and decided to truly begin practicing at the beginning of 2016.