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King’s Inns Library: 17 April 2015

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Myra Jago, Fine Art Painter

COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Myra Jago, Fine Art Painter

The wonderfully talented Myra Jago writes/speaks of her work as if writing/speaking poetry, perfectly matching the ethereal essence of her work. We have the pleasure of her words describing her inspiration for the ‘Cover to Canvas’ project and her art practice…

‘Reflector’ is the title of her exhibition piece and it is oil on canvas.
My practice is centred on the place between objective and subjective perception – in other words, what links our outside world with what’s happening in our heads. I look to symmetry and mirroring to describe this inner/outer dichotomy. Symmetry beguiles. When we come across it, whether in nature, mathematics, physics, neuroscience or architecture, we are endowed with a sense of wellbeing, because, according to theoretical physicist Alan Lightman, ‘The neurons in our brains obey the same physical laws as planets and snowflakes’¹. This preoccupation with symmetry was satiated upon entering The King’s Inns Law Library for the first time, with its sentry columns reflecting their opposites as though only half the room needed to exist. Bookshelves and light–drenched windows reigned with a sense of order and logic, while the ornate ceiling hung in anticipation of being called upon for inspiration. The entire space spoke volumes and although a book was chosen to be represented in the painting, it became redundant in the presence of such harmony. The book instead observes the library in its open, unwritten and expectant state. 

¹The Accidental Universe: 84, London, Corsair, 2014.

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