Say Cheese - the Snapshot Moment > ink drawings: Here's Looking at You series

expressive ink brush painting
Here's Looking at You, V
ink on Chinese paper
38.5 x 24.5

Here is what Anthony Bannon, a guest Reviewer of The Chatauquan Daily: said in his review, “Contemporary art exhibit a study in familiarity.” July, 2010 wrote about my award winning painting.
“ Jessica Damen from Baltimore wins the Deborah Anderson Award for a broady brushed ink sketch on fancy Chinese paper, “Here’s Looking at You, #5.” The drawing proposes the cartoon contours of ghouls and girls in a force field of one of the main figure’s sacral chakra-apt dynamics governing creativity and joy, not to mention a punning reference to another aspect of the chakra and Ms. Damen’s appropriation itself -- namely reproduction.”

53rd Chautauqua Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Art,
Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY. Juror: Kim Foster, Director
Kim Foster Gallery, Chelsea, NY, Deborah Andersen Award, 2010
Juror: Kim Foster, Owner/Director Kim Foster Gallery, Chelsea, NY
This painting is in a Private Collection