James C. Jones imagines a world where humanity exists as the living earth, resting solemnly in reverence to the impermanence of the natural world. Each subject entangled amongst weaving vines, symbolic of the cause and effect of conscious thought and free will.
Contrasting digital prints on unique patterns of woodgrain and recasting humanity as objects in nature, Jones amplifies a presence within himself which recognizes a universal community and power from which all life is born. This unique integration of digital printing, painting, and wood-working materials reconciles the relationship of humans with nature: that we can harmonize with our environment despite feeling disconnected from it.
The acknowledgement of the relationship of man to nature is where spirituality, art, and living intersect. At this crossing, Jones has found the empowerment to carve out his own path, and it is through his art that he hopes to communicate the liberation of the mind from the trappings of materialism.
Image attached: James C. Jones, Untangling Ego, mixed media on pine, 48” x 24”