Jackie Skrzynski
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below Oil on board
Pumpkin Flower, Folded
2018
Oil on board
8.75"x11.75"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below Oil on board
Pumpkin Flower, Reclining
2018
Oil on board
9.75"x12.5"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below oil on board
Acorn Tongue
2018
oil on board
5"x7"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below oil on mounted paper
Acorn Seedling
2018
oil on mounted paper
5.75"x5.75"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below Oil on board
Avocado Seed
2018
Oil on board
5"x7"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below charcoal on paper
Three Sisters
2018
charcoal on paper
32"x50"
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below charcoal and colored pencil on paper
The Grail
2015
charcoal and colored pencil on paper
50"x40"

For many years, I have taken daily walks through the woods near my home. With this drawing, I attempt to translate what that walk can sometimes feel like, when the skin that separates me from air, mud, and grass becomes highly permeable. The open mouths suggest a type of communion--through consuming (eating) and being consumed (decay). Both these actions offer a connection to the eternal, however one may define it. The title, The Grail, is the name of the place where I walk. It also refers to the vessel used at the Last Supper that became legend during the Middle Ages, symbolizing body, blood and immortality.
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below charcoal and colored pencil on paper
Overgrown
2017
charcoal and colored pencil on paper
70"w x50"h
Jackie Skrzynski As Above, So Below pencil, colored pencil, and acrylic medium
Raspberry Canes
2015
pencil, colored pencil, and acrylic medium
10"x16"

Interview to accompany the Complex Ecologies exhibition.
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