Jon Rappleye

Gallery Affiliations: Jeff Bailey Gallery

Region: Northeast


City / State: Laurel , MS

This work is a homespun faerie tale, a re-creation of cultural folklore and a personal mythology; a world populated by recurring fantastical creatures and strange hybrid phenomena. Within this environment there are layered references to the human body. Biological structures and functions are reanimated, exploring ecological issues, technology, and a dream world landscape. The lines between organic and manmade have become increasingly blurred. Using nature as a blueprint, I explore the boundaries of reality and artifice. Due to scientific “fact,” we have lost our interest in the mysteries of the unknown and the unseen. My work is a flight of the imagination, taking place in an uncertain future and inspired by an unknowable past.