The Sacred & Mundane: Scenes of the Everyday - Jassy Watson

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What if we chose to see the sacred in absolutely everything, especially in the mundane of everyday; the sacredness of our space; in the home and in our landscape?

Motivated by a desire to slow down in life and to enjoy more moments of stillness and presence Jassy Watson was inspired too commit to a daily drawing practice capturing moments of places and things from her backyard to Bundaberg and to blissful Bali where she spends part of the year. From these drawings and observations Jassy came to be present to the beauty and sacredness of the everyday and was driven to transfer some of these drawings into large paintings.

"My intention in creating this body of work is to remind one of the magic in the mundane moments and to see that the beauty and sacredness of life is all around us."

These unique images of everyday scenes from the landscape to the lounge have been created primarily with a mix of acrylic and oils and highlight the artist's love of bold colour, line and design. Jassy sets out to invite the viewer into familiar if not sentimental scenes. It is through the drawing and painting process that the artist develops a deeper relationship with the world around her.

"I have stopped to smell (and draw) the roses and realise that the sacred nature of life is right there in front of me."


Image: King Eddie 2018, oil on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

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