Sketching weird shapes to avoid the boredom of a poor job fit lead to this.
It was somehow a coping mechanism - a way to escape. For years I toiled
doing glorified busy work for meager pay all the while secretly stealing
moments to sketch on paper, note pads, and even napkins from fast food
restaurants. These creations were weird and quirky but somehow alive - each
one breathing life into the next one. All of them dreaming of more.
Inspiration has come from many forms. Music, film, friends, graphics,
graffiti, photography, magazines, etc. Architecture changed me
significantly. Architecture school expanded my brain in ways I did not know
were possible. Conceptual thinking has become a mainstay. I no longer just
listen to music or watch a film but observe patterns and rhythms,
juxtapositions and color combinations. All leading to ideas in a hopper.
But an idea is just that.
For me painting is not a means to an end but just a vehicle for exploration.
Each finished work is just a snapshot of an experiment. Each experiment
helps me understand life and all its possibilities. Why did God create us
and what is our purpose? It is more than just seeking pleasure and avoiding
pain. Ultimately it is about relationships. For some reason, art ties us
into this life together and connects us through form, color and expression.
Bryson Davis Jones , 2016
Craighead Green Gallery
1011 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207