Jeanne Keck

The following quote from Gaston Bachelard best describes my personal philosophy toward my work: “Knowing must therefore be accompanied by an equal capacity to forget knowing. Non-knowing is not a form of ignorance but a difficult transcendence of knowledge. This is the price that must be paid for an oeuvre to be, at all times, a sort of pure beginning, which makes its creation an exercise in freedom.”

I create textured landscapes to reflect the projection of a thought or event into color and line-delineated space. My work embodies an inner language that comes from an exploration and innate urgency to understand and make sense of life. To grow in the courage to express these discoveries honestly is the personal challenge of this work. I trust this process to reveal not only what is personal but what is also universal.

The materials used are oil, acrylic, and mixed media which consist of straw, lint, paper, foam core, wood pulp, celluclay, cotton, velvet, fur, corn husks and various found objects.