Part of my self–initated project The Value of an Image – deception and illusions
let’s get this dissertation draft done!
illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova
Recurring elements found in Kyle Jorgensen’s paintings, such as forests, icebergs and the cosmos, are the symbols that represent an inward investigation of solitude, isolation, potential and a respect for the unknown. The Portland-based artist draws inspiration from both the constructed world and natural symbols. The bold line of the cantilevered building, the patch of doug fir trees on the crest of the hill near his house, and the enigmatic nature of the cosmos, are all sources of stimulation within Jorgensen’s work. Humankind has managed to scrape the sky with buildings and construct oceans of homes from the wood of trees that once stood like reverent children. We’ve even figured out how to peer across the galaxy with telescopes and satellites. But despite the overwhelming marvels of modern technology, he find he can remain grounded when contemplating the expansiveness of the universe beyond what satellites can see. (source: Gallery Hijinks) Our sincere thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for being this Monday’s Curator on Artchipel.
Hysteric # 1, 2012. Tissue paper, string, graphite, gouache and enamel on paper (mounted in wooden shadowbox).
Hysteric # 2, 2012. Tissue paper, string, graphite, gouache and enamel on paper (mounted in wooden shadowbox).
Very simple love that believes in words,
since I cannot do what I want to do,
can neither hug nor kiss you,
my pleasure lies in my words
and when I can I speak to you of love.
So, sitting with a drink in front of me,
the place filled with people,
if your forehead quickly creases
in the heat of the moment I speak too loudly
and you never say don’t be so loud,
let them think whatever they want
I draw closer melting with languor
and your eyes are so sweetly veiled
I don’t reach for you, no, not even the softest touch
but in your body I feel I am swimming,
and the couch in the bar’s lounge
when we get up looks like an unmade bed.