Jackie Gonzalez

The Spirit World, 2024
mixed media
24 x 24 in
$650
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One day during one of my many walks looking for found objects, a wind blew and several cicada wings hit my face. I felt like a little playful spirit had reached out to me. I have a great imagination!

 

I had a quote from a book I had been wanting to use and thus the painting came about with my cicada wings and a little mystery. 

 

All in throughout the painting are little thoughts, not meant to be legible, although some are....just my thoughts. 



Jackie Gonzalez

Jackie Gonzalez was born in Puerto Rico and moved to New Orleans in 1978. What was a traumatic experience as an adolescent, soon became a love for a city that has become part of who she is as a person and as an artist.

 

Her father was an artist and she grew up in a world of color and expression. Back then she knew she had a voice, but didn't have a direction. It wasn't until she was in my 30's that she decided to get some art instruction, thinking that it would guide her in the direction she needed to go. Although she learned to create in different ways, without rules or pre-conceived ideas. she thus decided to continue learning on her own by trying things out, making many mistakes, and loving the unexpected results.

 

Since then, her voice has changed in infinite ways. "Life experiences have taught me to let go and express my feelings through my paintings. There's a voice in my heart that is screaming to be heard and most of the time I'm not aware of what I'm doing...I put the canvas on the floor and I walk around it, where I can be a part of "it"."

 

Her hope is that when you look at her paintings, you first become attracted to the colors...but then pay attention and look beyond. "I thrive in symbology, and even the smallest strokes or pieces of metal have significant meaning-and maybe not just my meaning-your meaning. For when you look at a painting, what you see and feel is entirely your HEART." 

 

Her work is exhibited in Abode in Matairie, NOLA Artwork in New Orleans and Pacesetter Gallery.  

 

 

 

 

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