Artist Statement

I am interested in the interior lives of people: in traces of concealed exhaustion and loneliness that slip through the unlaced horizons of humanity. In my work, I address fragments of these conditions through metaphorical imagery of barren landscapes and tired forms.

With a sensitivity to color, I create ambiguously painted spaces that lend their emotional weight to the viewer. I do this in order to pull away from literal interpretations and turn the viewer inward. The colors hold to a gentle and tired hope. The spaces barely hold to the forms within them.

The work is almost tender, almost resolved, but its ill-defined spaces serve to distance the work and the viewer from any shallow sense of sufficiency. It is my hope that the viewer may find empathy in the tired tension between form and content.

-Amorelle Jacox


(updated 02/02/17)