Jacqueline Trujillo


My work is about memories and familiarity.​ When I recall a memory, there are aspects of the mental image that are defined, while others remain vague. The use of landscape imagery comes from the memories that are triggered from a familiar location. Despite distortions, what is still recognizable is either color or fragmented detail. The visible horizon line and a recognizable hint of a landscape palette are still apparent in some imagery and completely distorted in others. I create a narrative through reproductions of an image showing the landscape in detail without form and form without detail.​The medium moves and becomes a flowing marbleized image, the transitions lose information with each pass, and the layered images evoke a disconnect as they fade. These techniques result in a fluid, yet solid imagery that alludes to unavoidable changes in memory. Due to the precarious nature of memory, instead of trying to attain something that had faded, I let the work show the forgotten aspects. I include what is remembered and expose what is not.


encaustic on board, 12 x 16 inches

Pulling Focus

mixed media, 20 x 12 inches

In Absentia

encaustic on board, 11 x 17 inches