CONSONANCE and REVERIE by Jessica Lyn Burhans

August 23, 2011 § 1 Comment


Jessica Lyn Burhans: Consonance and Reverie
August 13- October 8, 2011

SEcret society

116 Water Street

Worcester, Ma


Consonance- agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions; in music, the recurrence of similar sounds; the combination of notes that are in harmony with each other due to the relationship between their frequencies.

Reverie- a state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts; a daydream; in music, an instrumental piece suggesting a dreamy or musing state.

“I take my work to a place where music plays without interruption and harmonious tones of fantasy appear. I imagine the mind, soul and body as instruments of communication both receiving and projecting consonance and reverie. These instruments are the means of escape.

I use graphite on Bristol Paper for my escape. This medium is perfect for expressing a dreamlike state that features both delicate and strong elements symbiotically. With this technique, the images themselves are soft yet strong, like fantasy being believable but intangible.

I am fascinated with the intuitive nature of people to harmony and how music and fantasy create a sense of exemption from external control. In this series, figures are integrated with partial permanence to indicate reality’s pull on intuition. I surround them with aspects of their muse to emphasize that reality’s limitations can not entirely withhold one from their vision but restrict just how far they allow themselves to indulge in them.”

~~ Jessica Lyn Burhans

Jessica Lyn Burhans earned her BA in Fine Arts and Communication Design from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She has created illustrations for Talent Economy Magazine, Say Good Night to Illiteracy, The National Headache Foundation, Medical Malaprops, and Northeaster University Magazine among other publications.

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