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A blog about Art. Design. Nature. Culture. Philosophy. Two Stroke. Photo. Vinyl. Music. Spirit. Poem. Garden.          Written & Maintained by Jesse Van Horne 

March 22, 2015

 Title: Fractured Flight #5 Artist: Jesse Van Horne Year: 2014 Media: Ink & Colored Pencil on Vellum 11"x17" 

 

 

This series is many things. It is an homage to some of the most beautiful aircraft ever designed and built. It is an homage to the men and women who flew them. It is an homage to human ingenuity in some of its most mystical forms. It is an homage to the relationship between paper and pigment. But do not let the examination stop there. There is always another layer. Fractured Flight is nothing if it is not social critique on war machines & weapons of mass destruction and the apparent (and demonstrated) lunatic potential of human society. I give them "circused out" paint jobs to amplify the absurdity of war and the idea of "sides...

March 16, 2015

This photograph depicts One Heart Many Parts, a sculptural installation at Metro State University in Denver, CO by artist Jesse Van Horne. 

 

Photograph of One Heart Many Parts by Jesse Van Horne 2015 

 

Sometimes it's helpful in life to see things from another angle. When we always view our lives from the same perspective, that perspective can get stale. It's good to "move around the cabin" and see things from other angles.

 

This pic shows one particular angle of my sculpture One Heart Many Parts that has a permanent home inside the Student Success building at Metro State University in Denver, CO. This view is from the "backside" of the piece, and does not feature the Heart which comes into view from only one specific angle. 

 

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