BOBBIE JANSEN 

Our society places a high value on objects. We spend a great deal of time, money and effort choosing and collecting them. Amongst other things, we use them to communicate something about who we are. Aptly the art world has recently coined the term `objects of desire' to describe paintings that have an element of still life in them.

It is often in the process of painting an object that I discover what my connection to it is. It may be as simple as the shape or color, but more often it is a symbolic stand-in for something greater.

The objects may find themselves in a tight, claustrophobic interior, or in an endlessly expanding exterior. At times they are singular, and isolated, at other times multiplied, intertwined, and chaotic. They may be whole with every detail described, or be fractured, veiled and disintegrating.

A painting's success is not as much related to a particular reading of the objects, but more for its capacity to transcend them.