Jayne Dion

Artist Statement

      I am an artist because I inherently have a story to tell. My story is based on life experiences, heartache, and dream interpretation, the observance of strangers - their triumphs and struggles. In lieu of words or song I choose pencil, paper, oils, clay or metal as my voice for narration. I perceived my work as reality-bending, sensual in style and a genre unto its own, created as a tie that binds us in a celebration of the resilience of the human spirit.

     "A Fold in Time" series is a consideration of how we heal our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual brokenness through time. I discovered at a young age creating art heals me or at least soothes my brokenness until the passing of time releases the pain and suffering of my heart.

     Contemplate if we had the capability to bend or "fold time" and travel back to those pivotal moments when we could change a thought, a word or decision...

    

     " Trees of Mystery" series represents the mystical healing power of trees, the wonders of the universe and the paths we choose in life. In my youth I spent many hours climbing, sitting and sketching in trees. Not only the beautiful oak trees of south California where I grew up but the majestic forests of the redwoods where I spent many summers in northern California.

     The Trees of Mystery is comprised of mixed media: clay, wire, metal, glass, kirigami (cut paper) pen, ink and oil paints.

     It is my sincerest hope that my work captures and transports the viewer if only for an instant to reflect, escape and heal.