Jenny Joanisse and Teresa Brown have worked near each other, but not together. Their art is very close to me because they are, and so I know the personal depth of each individual, and feel easily the emotional affect of each piece, from subject to line to color. But the contemplative aspect of the works is visible to those not familiar. You can feel the reserve and consideration in the compositions. It is as if their creation is a relief, a released sigh, an achievement, a marking of time. The process, the conscious connectivity to the craft and the self, is evident, making the energy of both women palpable within their art.