Jesse Butterfield creates artwork using earthen materials, inspired by nature and the spirit, to stimulate an atmospheric ambiance that offers the viewer an opportunity to experience their unlimited beauty and potential. His art style is known as "layering and connecting", which is derived from a universal worldview that seeks to integrate all of it's parts to form a united whole and heal through art.
The genre of layering and connecting is diverse and found in every medium or category of art. It allows Jesse to create something that has been built up over time in which each layer and area in the piece connect to one another. By putting mediums on top of each other transparently and revealing areas underneath, Jesse produces correspondences between the layers and different sections to unite the whole work. His art grows from experimentalism in the use of unique materials and spontaneous techniques. Each layer references geology, natural processes (erosion or sedimentation), the depth of dimension, and the relationships between colors. Layering and connecting are expressions of an apparent yearning in our American culture (and species in general) for reconnection with nature, an attempt to rebalance our dealings with the environment, and a return to the sacred in all of our relationships.
Life is But a Dream 1
24" x 36"