24 x 20 inches
Acrylic, gouache, and papers on canvas
Michelle Jones explores themes of chance, beauty, claustrophobia, and escape in parallel to her experience of the world. Her methods juxtapose precision and pandemonium, leaning on the medium of painting to transcribe a dance between intention and loss of control. Through an exploration of the relationships between predator and prey; big cats, snakes, and water birds are metaphors in a narrative of belonging and solitude; rest and risk. Jones creates tiny worlds that allow the beast, both inner and outer to pause, and find stillness. Jones resides in Mobile, Alabama, which is a direct influence on her most recent works. She earned her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art in 2005 and her BFA from the University of Mississippi in 2003.
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