Jason Bomers

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In the Works

January 2017

Homophonia

A few sketches about homophones... a children's book?

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

November 2016

Painting on Photos

New paintings I've been working on based on the photos I took recently at Tommy Thompson Park.

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

October 2016

Tommy Thompson Park

A recent visit to Tommy Thompson Park inspired me. There was something about all of the construction waste strewn upon the beach there that made sense to my practice. It's man made land and that seems to say something to me about colonialism, the environment, and man vs. nature; many things I've been considering lately.

Here are a few earth art inspired sketches I did while I was there. I also took a whole bunch of photographs which I plan on printing and painting on.

RUST AND STONE

Red stones extending from a large rusted peice of metal

I went to the park with my daughters and their friends and they discovered some areas of the park I would not necessarily have discovered. They found this grove of sumac trees; my daughter climbed one of the trees with a special stone and placed in the crook of the branches. This came out of it.

STONE TREE

October 2016

Dead Tulips

I took these photos last February and forgot about them. I like how they have the quality of light of Old Dutch Paintings. The tones of the leaves and petals have a painted quality.

dead tulips

dead tulips

September 2016

Settlement

I sent in an application to the Gladstone's Grow - Op show in April 2017. I want to explore the buying and selling of indigenous land by European colonialists. I plan to put on a persona - a mime. This persona will divy up the land kitty corner to the Gladstone hotel, into one foot plots. I'll then sell these plots to people walking by. Once sold, the plot will be photographed and displayed on the walls inside the hotel. At the end of the exhibition, the buyers will take home the photographs.