• jess gonacha.

    03.03.2008 / Miscellaneous

    I have never, not ONCE had a piece of art bring me to tears. Never. I didn’t think it was humanly possible, especially for someone who only cries during that really moving Free Willy scene where Joshua Jackson puts his right arm in the air as Willy flies over him and ‘Will You Be There’ by Michael Jackson fades in to close.

    Wow. I know that scene all too much.

    Anyway, I’ve been a fan of Jess Gonacha for three weeks now (yeah, I know; I just found her, so don’t make fun!) and was perusing her Etsy shop after chatting with her for a bit last night— and whoa. The tears came when I looked at this print.

    It makes no sense. I’m not necessarily a ‘pink’ kind of gal, and I’m WAY more partial to the Bird Lady print, but this one made me tear up. Folks— I am NOT a crier (although my little Willy tribute may speak differently). What the heck?


    Anyway, go have a look. Tell me if it makes you cry. B/c dangit, Jess; if you’ve got subliminal tears going on in this print, then that’s pretty freaking awesome.

    If not, I’ll just say I love it and be done. (Click here to view Jess’ other work, with prints only $15! Whew. I’m in love).

    • design for mankind.

      HA, Erin— I LOOOOVE you! :)

    • jess gonacha

      i can’t believe i totally skipped commenting on the Free Willy part of your post. What a doofus! I LOVED that movie. cried, sang along, cried some more…… sigh. TO have a whale as a best friend. Life would be grander than it already is.

      Erin Tyner– I’m going to find you here in Atlanta! We can be friends!

      Erin in RB: don’t worry. You’re my BFF forever. :)

    • design for mankind.

      Ok yeah, Jess— I thought you were cheating on me!!!

      Whew. Nervous. ;)

    • Jude

      Oh goodness . . .another tempting morsel from Etsy (it’s why I’m broke right now!). I have to go with ‘the bird lady’ as my fave (broke, but just bought it anyway!), as lately the powers that be have been telling me to collect pieces with nests (so much symbolism there).

      This reminds me of two really stunning pieces by felllow-Atlanta artists Dorothy O’Connor (third row far right, and this one I own!)
      http://www.dorothyoconnor.com/Scenes.html#
      and Pam Moxley
      http://pammoxley.com/gallery/In%20the%20Hands%20of%20Babes%20and%20other%20recent%20Mixed%20Media%20Works/8790
      (pinching many pennies for this one someday!)

      Thanks so much for sharing Jess’ work!

    • design for mankind.

      Jude— I LOVE THESE LINKS!!! THANK YOU, DEAR! :)

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