Heart of Mountains
Inspired by Jesse, “Heart of Mountains” honors his dad, Malcolm, and their life together. Set in El Paso, Texas lies the Franklin Mountains. Malcolm raised his children among these mountains with his wife, Rose. Just like the mountains, Malcolm had his share of highs and lows with Rose standing by him through it all. When Jesse left home to pursue his dreams in Washington, his dad lived with him through writing heartfelt letters. Just like these letters, Rose and Jesse’s brother, Joseph, can be reminded of Malcolm when they encounter the mountains within this painting from Jesse. Whether it is Malcolm’s writing or the mountains, his spirit lives on. This painting serves to remind us that his kind eyes are the universe's way of reflecting love back at us — just like the full moon reflects the light, we too, shine so bright!