Jocelyn Meyer – Detail
Here is my artist statement:
Scraped away to reveal.
It is about being worked on, opened and cut.
The knife can skip and unexpected moments occur:
Maybe it wasn’t what I had planned but it is better because of that.
There is only so much control I have, the rest is faith.
In this final moment, all other moments exist.
Nothing can be undone, only altered.
I am constantly being worked on and it is a painful thing.
I can never escape my past, but I can hope in the present.
In this there is renewal. – – Jocelyn Meyer
Her bio follows these images of her work.
Jocelyn Meyer is a graduate from the Maryland Institute College of Art. After spending several years teaching art in a quick paced urban environment, she was swept away to Kirksville. What seemed at first a void between worlds has become a richly contoured landscape in its own right. Apart from distractions, she found truth lay in this space between. The story of these spaces exists within the layered images of her paintings. The knife finds its way into the layers of acrylic to cut, peel, and scrape away narratives. Sometimes they are unearthed as cuneiform images that tell of specific events in history. At other times, they metaphorically become the figure itself. – – Jocelyn Meyer