As I progress through the Architected Landscape series, I want to show the dualities of spaces. A diptych is a perfect way to do this with a side-by-side viewing. As the title suggests, this piece is about revisiting experiences with new light and knowledge. One realizes either in the moment or over time, that an experience is not what it was. The physical space relating to that experience has also changed and adds the question, which reflection is the reality? This piece is a diptych. Each canvas measures 40 x 30 inches. There is a two inch gap shown between the two paintings in the main image. Both panels come wired and ready to hang with the sides painted grey. 

- Jessica Ecker

Upon Reflection (Architected Landscape 33)

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

40" h x 62" w x 1.5" d
20 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.