Sam Jones

Region: Northeast


City / State: Philadelphia , PA

Sometimes my imagery comes from looking at and thinking about other paintings, and sometimes it comes from popular culture. But usually I do not know where it comes from, as it often develops through an unconscious, automatic process of drawing. I use and appropriate imagery—cartoonish faces, boxing gloves, high-heeled shoes, guns with smoke puffs, letters, comic-book action words, butts, and anthropomorphized abstract forms—that provides the viewer with an open terrain for understanding the work’s meaning. That way, I can have a personal engagement with the work while making it, and the viewer can have her or his own experience of it while viewing it.