‘Let Not Your Sorrows Die’ by Jeannie Lynn Paske
Artist: Jeannie Lynn Paske
Title: ‘Let Not Your Sorrows Die’
Medium: Watercolor, Pastel, Charcoal, Varnish, Graphite and Ink
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“This piece speaks to a dream of unfolding sorrows. A motion not to let go of despair, but instead hold fast to the sadness that plays a vital role in shaping who we are and tells a tale of where we have been. Grief is not simply a mar on the canvas that makes up a life; it is but one small, integral part of a seed which grows into future hearts and minds. Many creative ideas are best put forth on the wings of such “unwanted” feelings. With this piece I honor the idea of evolving from one misconceived emotional state into something just as mysterious and enchanting as that from which it came.
Artwork is created on 100% cotton 300 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper and fixed with a high gloss spray varnish. The paper has a deckled edge along the bottom. This piece has been embellished with powdered pigments which glisten when light hits them.” – Jeannie Lynn Paske
About the Artist:
Jeannie Lynn Paske is a self-taught artist from Portland, Oregon who creates introspective work under the name Obsolete World. Using a mix of watercolor, charcoal, pastel, graphite, varnish and ink, she designs richly textured illustrations of peculiar creatures in thought-provoking settings. The mysteries of life, loss and loneliness are reoccurring themes, and her compositions often focus on the strange and unexplained. Many of her pieces reference philosophy with a nod to both the melancholy and humorous. Her soft sparse environments suggest a warm, dreamlike state, and the emotional imagery paired with her poetic titles help to convey a sense of gentle curiosity in her work.