"During the past few years, my paintings have progressed into abstraction as I’ve become captivated by the raw beauty and texture of color. On a landscape of choppy acrylics powdered with pigments, inks and satiny oils flow through gorges of dried linseed oil, blending with glossy mediums and degradative mixtures that eat away at color. In this way I compose organic movement, controlling form while allowing tiny cracks and fractals to propagate from the synthetic competition of mediums.
Now I’m reintroducing figuration and back into the chaos, shaping the color into a still life of a drying bouquet or a painting of music. By playing loosely with a palette knife and brush I’m able to create much more interesting images by showing the abstraction of the paint's portrayal rather than a photorealistic articulation. This choice allows me to avoid any over-resolving of the images into too-easily digested concepts"—Jesse Wheaton
"Music of the Spheres" appears in the 2016 Gallatin Arts Festival.