Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Works from the Anna Pierrepont Series were published in a beautiful new issue of Slag Magazine, along with works that concern the idea of 'return'. The creator of Slag Magazine envisions Slag Magazine as a portal for artistic dialog. All of the contributing artists' emails are listed towards the front of the issue and readers are encouraged to reach out to contributing artists and engage in conversation about the themes raised in their submittals. My theme was figurative funerary monuments in Greenwood Cemetery that celebrate the essential identities of the deceased. Check 'em out and contribute to the conversation! http://issuu.com/jonhenry5/docs/slagmagissue2final
In these latest images that I have created for the Anna Pierrepont Project are investigations of color. I called the images in the last posting, whites because I love to draw marble sculptures that are framed against magnificent neoclassical civic buildings such as the Customs House in Manhattan's Battery and the Appellate Division next to Madison Square Park. Europe, of course, is thick with sculptures of this sort and NYC only has a handful. I love these motifs because it enables me to explore the colors that dance in front of my field of vision. These new postings are explorations of color and I am quite excited about them.