Jill Scipione: Psalms and Prophets:
In the early 1990s Jill Scipione began a series of
works with the intent of creating a space that
would be descriptive of concepts from passages
of the Biblical Psalms and Prophets, particularly
Isaiah and Ezekiel.  In these images, which started
as dark lines drawn into light, then became light
traced into dark; her drawing line became a
painted trail of movement, creating and diffusing
figures, forms and atmospheres.
Four or five groups of work emerged, including
themes of wheels/vehicles, structures,
landscapes, and eventually a set in which parts of
figures from Giotto's early Renaissance paintings
are restructured. The entire series consists of
about sixty oil on linen or canvas paintings,varying
in size from 6 x 5 ft to 5 x 4 ft with additional
smaller works and drawings.
As Scipione’s subsequent work developed into
incredibly realistic renditions of flesh, meat and
bones that sometimes comprise forms of wheels
and vehicles, the images in these earlier paintings
became source and symbol for the new works. In
the recent pieces, the drawn forms created here
are starting to emerge again, as archetypal
images that exist in the same space as the
realistic objects.