I am most aware of Earth’s dynamic interconnections when I am in remote wild places, alone, with a concentrated mind. In my current artwork, I reference shifting states of air, water and earth. I apply multiple layers of beeswax and pigment, building and scraping away bits of shapes, colors, lines and textures, until the entire surface is worked, bits of previous layers are revealed and, with no shape or layer more important than any other, all intertwine in a matrix. My abstractions are often just on the edge of specific figuration, inviting viewers to reflect on continual adaptations occurring in the natural world.
- JORDAN KAAHN
- John Michael Ferrari