Title: Jesse
Year of Creation: 2024
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 36 inches x 48 inches
Sale Price: $5,400 USD
Edition Type: Unique, 1 of 1
Current Location: New York, NY, USA

“Jesse” by Gina Keatley

“Jesse,” an evocative work from Gina Keatley’s “Atmospheric Fauna” series, pays tribute to the figure Jesse, known for his significant role in investigating a 1947 UFO crash. This 48 by 36-inch acrylic painting delves into the mysterious and organic nature of UFO phenomena, detectable only through advanced sensors yet invisible to the naked eye.

Depicting an ethereal, swirling mass of light and shadow, “Jesse” moves away from the traditional “nuts and bolts” depiction of flying saucers often referred to as “machines” back in 1947. Instead, it presents a more fluid and organic form. Rendered in shades of white and gray against a dark, enigmatic background, the central figure conveys a sense of constant movement and vitality. The dynamic brushstrokes and splatters evoke the presence of an entity in perpetual motion, seamlessly transitioning between different realms.

Keatley’s masterful use of contrast between the luminous central figure and the dark backdrop creates a dramatic visual impact, emphasizing the hidden and elusive nature of these entities. This interplay of light and shadow draws the viewer into a contemplative space, inviting them to consider the existence of life forms beyond ordinary perception.

“Jesse” captures the essence of these hidden dimensions, reflecting the profound impact of UFO phenomena on our understanding of the world. The painting’s layered textures and explosive energy highlight Keatley’s ability to blend historical themes with contemporary artistic expression, making “Jesse” a standout piece in the “Atmospheric Fauna” series. Through this work, Keatley invites viewers to explore the mysteries of the unknown and the technologies that reveal them.