Arielle Jessop | Surrender
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Oil Paintings


This is the first completed piece in my current series of self portraits. An offshoot from my last series Plunge, Surrender focuses on portraits of myself underwater, designed by me and staged and shot by photographer Cara Totman. I am coming out of a period in my artistic development where I have felt like I am have been underwater searching for the surface but not yet ready to emerge. The pieces in this body of work, many of them still a work in progress reflect on this process while still stay true to the dream like quality that capturing the beauty of water creates.