Artist Statement

My work is a vessel for information—emotional, historical, and physical.  I think of my pieces as multiple Free Lectures.  It can be a refuge from hidden agendas and affiliations, and a chance to hold a mirror to society, or maybe a tale of what is behind the curtain.  Here are some questions to think about while looking at my work.  Why are there non-profit organizations to help veterans?  Why are people making billions of dollars off wars?  What happened to courage?  Why are poor people killing poor people?  What is behind all the fear being sold?  Why are so few doing all the fighting?  Who was Smedley Butler?  What did he expose?  Why are we still doing this?

Jesse Albrecht is one of the exhibiting artists for Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art.