Jean Sbarra Jones

Artist Statement

"I have been painting the dress for over a decade. Two years ago, while on a boat with my husband, I placed it in the ocean. The shape and texture of the fabric, the quality of light and the differences between wet and dry surfaces was visually compelling and inspired my most recent work.

Upon reflection, the dress revealed itself as a metaphor. Due to an unexpected spiritual experience in my life, the worn and well-traveled dress represents renewal by light and water."


Jean Sbarra Jones creates poetry in her luminous acry