Yvonne Jacquette: Maine Master
– is a portrait of an aerial artist.
Often hiring a small plane in Maine or traveling on commercial
flights in order to portray a city at night, Jacquette takes photographs
and makes sketches, often in pastel.
This film follows her as she flies high above Isle au Haut photographing
and sketching in pastel the coves that catch her eye.
“I look for color excitement; the contrast between what
most of it is and something else—a pink or yellow maybe.”
Using a hybrid impressionist/pointillist technique, Jacquette
uses a multitude of short brushstrokes to create her visions from
“It is not the Pointillists she most resembles,” art
critic Vincent Katz stated, “but Monet or Sisley, who painted
grand urban vistas, seen from afar, as if taking a step back to
say to an impressed companion, ‘There, that’s modernity
Jacquette is also interviewed high above Time Square where she
painted her famous triptych.
This project is seeking completion funds. Produced and photographed
by Richard Kane.