Sunday Times | Jessica Webster:

After a violent injury, being a painter felt more essential than ever, writes artist Jessica Webster. My story is a thread woven into a bigger canvas. It’s a uniquely South African surface, featuring a landscape that’s as literal as the sacred mountains and valleys as it’s abstractly configured by millions of thinking minds and acting bodies.

The landscape is flooded with the shadowy inks that permeate and traverse borders between ourselves and others. But there are also the blunt gestures that have violently circumscribed the social landscape into foul and muddy blocs of colour…read more

Image|Supplied|Since her paralysis, artist Jessica Webster says the decision to paint feels essential.