‘Voices Made Soft by the Earth’ by Jeannie Lynn Paske
Artist: Jeannie Lynn Paske
Title: ‘Voices made soft by the Earth’
Medium: Watercolor, Pastel, Charcoal, Varnish, Graphite and Ink on Paper
Dimensions: 13.5″ x 10″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“This piece was created on Canson Mi-Teintes 98 lb (160 gsm) acid-free paper and fixed with a high gloss spray varnish. The artwork has been embellished with powdered pigments which glisten when light hits them.
There is an overall haunting quality to this work, however the tone of the image is warm and peaceful. I find great comfort resting behind the eyes of the observer in the bottom left-hand corner. A lone figure silently gazing at a ghostly procession emerging from the the depths of unknown remains. Spirits of another time and place, distant to all, but this one spectator, solemnly hoisting a flag to honor these voices made soft by the earth.” – 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.