I've been researching arches lately and came across a beautiful image on someone's Instagram post of an arched passageways which inspired this painting. You can find inspiration anywhere! I have also been dreaming of living on a cliff overlooking the ocean on some Mediterranean coast. This painting, as all of my other paintings represent those dreams. They are interpretations of the images in my mind. 

As like many of my other paintings, this painting is made with mixtures of metallic paint, which almost glows in low light, or dream light. Throughout the day and night, the painting will take on different representations as the light changes. 

- Jessica Ecker

Two Arches (Architected Landscape 25)

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

30" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
15 lbs. 0 oz.



Jessica Ecker
Mesa, Arizona

Getting to Know Jessica

Jessica Ecker grew up in Arizona and has always been drawn to the desert landscape. In her series titled Architected Landscape, she explores how modern architecture integrates with the desert. The watercolor paintings feature geometric one-story houses with large windows that expose the rugged landscape around them. Like Philip Johnson’s Glass House and other mid-century modern architecture, the landscape is the real “walls” for these structures. By placing the viewer inside the house to look out, Jessica creates a surreal scene. Inside, the walls are stark and grey, while outside many of the landscapes have a fantastical characteristic with brightly colored “candied” mountains. The sense of form, color, and shape in the work reflects a modern American style, reminiscent of painters such as Edward Hopper and David Hockney. Jessica pays tribute to the vibrant flat colors of the West, and quiet scenes of American life. Even though the pieces are devoid of people, it is the way we are placed in the scenes that give the paintings a sense of aspiration. We would like to exist in these places, where the magical landscape seems to have a spiritual pull.