Photography, 24″ x 36″
I have driven by this old barn for years. Each time I stop, and we have visit like old friends. I walk around documenting the further decay and disrepair, commiserating with the weathered wood and rusty nails. When the crossbeam broke, I knew we didn’t have much time left together. This is the last sunrise we shared together. It was in November just before the snow. I haven’t been back to see what happened over the winter. I don’t know if I can handle that heartbreak.
Jessie Swimeley finds great joy uncovering beauty and significance in the insignificant. Her passion for photography started at the age of six when her father handed her a camera. Jessie uses digital and alternative process photography to give voice to the abandoned places and forgotten treasures of the West. Jessie is the President of the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance and a member of BOSCO. Her work is shown regularly throughout the Treasure Valley in curated and juried exhibitions. She currently resides in Boise, Idaho with her partner Joel and Inky the cat.