Even back then, in 8th grade, Jesse was "the perfect gentleman". Kind, respectful, poised, extremely talented, dedicated and determined... and boy-o-boy..did he have style! I feel so fortunate to have crossed paths with Jesse by being his art teacher for 2 years at MES. What an inspiration he was to watch back then (see below) and the past few years, through occasional sightings in downtown Brattleboro. He always seemed to remain that same handsome, confident, polite gentleman that he was in Junior High....only in an even taller, even straighter, more graceful man.
with great sympathy to his family and friends,
Lauren von Krusenstiern, Brattleboro, VT
(jesse is at the far end of the table...totally focused!)
(sketch for a self portrait 2004)