Announced: Le Salon D’Art Presents “Slageltron: Transcendance- A Solo Exhibit” by Jessica Slagle. Opening Reception Thursday January 10, 2013 7pm – 10pm. Exhibit January 2 – February 5 2013
Jessica Slagle was born and raised in St Paul, Minnesota. Jessica’s love of art began as early as childhood it would never quench her artistic thirst. Her creative outlet would venture out, out of the lines to anything that would leave a mark on any surface in the house.
My work has always been a reflection of my inner world. It is my attempt to convey in a visual language the deeply spiritual and intuitive impressions I experience through meditation.
I use my art to illustrate the visions I have during meditation. Before I start to make a body of work I will often meditate off and on for an extended period of time, losing myself in the visualizations and sensations. Having absorbed as much as I can of these, I sit down and visually process them through my artwork. In this way I hope to teach others what I’ve learned, to stimulate the viewer’s third eye, and ultimately to help the viewer feel more connected within themselves and the universe.
My new series, titled Transcendence, illustrates bursts of awareness that one experiences throughout their life. This experience can happen naturally through meditation, randomly through experience, or can be induced through the use of psychedelics. Each piece represents a different experience and different intensity level of that experience.
I wanted to compare one’s inner reality against the outer, physical one. During a moment of awareness or awakening – often you can see a change in the way you see the physical world, as well as the way you see your inner world. In the work I’ve created, the inner world is represented by the digitally collaged background, and the physical change is represented in the hand made collage over it.
Le Salon d’Art
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