In an era where myth is traded for fact and our trust in instinct has been sacrificed for the comfort of habit, we have found ourselves merely living in nature, no longer a part of it. Our vision of the future often void of the wisdom of past experiences, or simply blurred by the anticipation of the moment. It is here that Jesse greets us with Pseudoblepsis , a Greek word meaning a condition of false or distorted vision.
Pseudoblepsis, a collection of works constructed over a period of three years, were all created by thoughtful arrangements of recycled materials. The gathering of items from over a decade of travel has become his medium. By meticulously juxtapozing these found objects, these creations take on a polysemic trait that allows many possibilities. But no matter what ones interpretation might be, a sense of ritual percolates in all of the pieces. This combination of ritual and ambiguity allows the artist to capture the viewer’s imagination and perhaps lure one into contemplation.