Jacqueline Shreibber Statement

Statement of Intent

I draw inspiration from the mosaic of patterns and ornament embedded in artistic traditions of all kinds. Medieval book illumination has always held a special fascination for  me.

The intent of my paintings is to interweave figure and pattern; a juxtaposition of the transient with the timeless.  

“…Only by the form, the pattern

Can words or music reach

The stillness, as a Chinese jar still

Moves perpetually in its stillness.”

As T.S. Eliot reflects on the nature of poetry and art, I seek to translate this imagery into my painting. The solitary figure, though poised in the moment, becomes timeless as it is immersed into the pattern. Perhaps it is not a movement in space but in time. As T.S. Eliot so beautifully evokes the image:

                      We must be still and still moving

                      Into another intensity.”


Jacqueline Schreiber