Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jay Nelson

I wanted to share with you some of Jay Nelsons new art. His work has been steadily evolving in the 20 or so years I've known him. His current exhibit at Triple Base gallery in San Francisco is called The Autonomous Zone. He draws inspiration from the "western frontier as a destination for a romantic solitary experience." Its all about being self-sufficient and existing peacefully within nature. He makes sculptures that are functional vehicles for rolling around solo. Jay also builds treehouses throughout the country. I think he even built one in the Oakland airport. His paintings are beautifully psychedelic interpretations of nature. They are really something to behold. Its been interesting to see him cultivate an earth based vision of the future, honing his personal interests and beliefs into this amazingly expressive artwork.

Dead Mans Finger's State Park, 2008
watercolor and gouche on paper, 40" x 25"

Paul's Vision, 2008
oil on panel, diptych, 47 3/4" x 71 3/4"

Humblot House, 2008
oil on panel, 34 3/4" x 47 3/4"

Acorn Treehouse, Ukiha, CA, 2008

Study Case, mixed media, 2008

Honda Spree, Study in Temporary Autonomy, 2008

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