Jaye Schlesinger

Printing Press/Warrior
10 x 8 in.

Tools are the subject matter of my recent work. To me, they are interesting, even soulful, for their beautiful form or their whimsical characteristics, or because they seem human or animal-like. I portray an object, or group of objects, in a way that allows them to become symbolic, metaphorical, or provocative in some way.

I choose objects that have a presence, that I have looked at for a long time, and the paintings become portraits of a sort. Often there is a kind of magic in the way different tools find their way to each other to form natural groupings.

© Jaye Schlesinger