Jodi Hays and Matt Lovell in Jodi’s studio in front of original ink wash painting of the security footage of Matt getting shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

Jodi Hays and Matt Lovell in Jodi’s studio in front of original ink wash painting of the security footage of Matt getting shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

In the final chapter of the Neighbors mini-series “Matt Got Shot,” we visit Jodi Hays,  the woman who’s security camera captured the footage of Matt’s terrifying assault. Jodi is an abstract artist—captivated by the image of the moment Matt was shot in front of her house, she made several works out of it. Then she showed it to Matt. What happens when trauma is re-interpreted and shared in a broader context?

 

Credits: The show is edited by Emily Siner, Mack Linebaugh and Anita Bugg with special help from Tony Gonzalez and production assistance from Caleb Shiver. Music in this episode by Podington Bear and Matt Lovell.

  The original ink wash from the security footage of Matt being shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

The original ink wash from the security footage of Matt being shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

After Jodi showed her security footage to the police on the night Matt was shot, she looked at her husband and said, "I have to paint this". She made a red ink wash painting of the footage (pictured above). Informed by that smaller work she created a giant triptych—three large canvases all depicting the porch scene. She reached out to Matt to show him the work and invited him over to her studio. After he saw them, Jodi decided they were three separate pieces, and started to layer other imagery onto them (pictured below). These three paintings were included in her show "Keeper" at The Red Arrow Gallery in East Nashville.

  “Evening”—Originally the left of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

“Evening”—Originally the left of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

  “Vista (BE)”—Originally the center of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

“Vista (BE)”—Originally the center of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

  “Light (Porch)”—Originally the right of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

“Light (Porch)”—Originally the right of the triptych Photo Credit: David King

 Sister Walkers, ink and gouache on paper, 30″ x 22″, 2017 Courtesy of Jodi Hays

Sister Walkers, ink and gouache on paper, 30″ x 22″, 2017 Courtesy of Jodi Hays

  Jodi Hays and Matt Lovell in Jodi’s studio in front of original ink wash painting of the security footage of Matt getting shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

Jodi Hays and Matt Lovell in Jodi’s studio in front of original ink wash painting of the security footage of Matt getting shot. Photo Credit: Eric England

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