The painting title, "Quieter Than Sleep," comes from an Emily Dickinson poem. It has references to the fleeting quality of life, and the fragility of glass and flowers. Thoughts about the afterlife are woven into this still life painting. Poetry pages, vintage dictionary text, maps and other papers are used in layers. This painting was made with acrylic, acrylic mediums, and paper on gallery wrapped canvas with finished gray edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Polly Jones

Quieter than Sleep
POLLY JONES


Mixed media artwork on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2013

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 2 oz.

$1,800

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Artist
Polly Jones
Abilene, Texas

Getting to Know Polly

Polly Jones’s still life paintings are inspired by a sense of joy in the everyday. Her life journey thus far has been very serendipitous, with everything leading her to the life of an artist. All aspects of the work are pleasing, from the lovely objects she chooses, to the warm colors and fun perspectives. She paints at home in a former sun porch converted into a studio full of windows, which she shares with her husband who is also an artist. Her paintings depict the timeless and traditional subject of the still life in a contemporary way. Although the work has subtle art historical references, drawing inspiration from impressionists such as Henri Matisse, it feels very much her own. Polly incorporates mixed media and collage into the art using maps and pages of old books to create an added layer of meaning and dimension. The work feels like a satisfying memoir, made up of home, family, love, and an appreciation for the small things in life.