Jessica Feldheim was raised in New York, and studied Visual Arts for a Masters in Fine Arts at Syracuse University.
This series of Contemporary Illuminations was inspired by her study of the emanations described in the Kabbalah, which combine breath, light and intention to keep spirit alive, and even to bring spirit into the world.
The last piece fell into place when Jessica used the fine art of gilding and burnishing gold and silver leaf, to turn her simple brush and ink drawings into works that have been described as spiritual calligraphy.
ARTIST STATEMENT- Studio
My work combines the simplicity of line, shape, and color to capture the FLOW of the living waters that exist deep within me.
"I have a love affair with the light, the sea, and the suspension of time. When I drop down into what I call... present moment time, I connect with SOURCE, the place where all things flow".
This work requires a considerable investment of thought, time and effort in materials, colors and design, but it is deductive in nature, and aims at a simplicity that captures the essence of stillness and beauty. This exploration is minimalism at its best, as I refrain from filling the space with anything other than what is honest, natural, and free.
The brushwork is the backbone of this series, the patterns that emerge have been called “spiritual calligraphy,” a conduit for hope, sharing, and transformation.