Rooted in the Heart VI

“Rooted in the Heart VI.”  Eur’s new unfoldable.  From an ongoing series.  Print on colored paper.  Art that you can receive in the mail and unfold at home.

The Police Sculptures

The police I grew up with involved illustrations of police in my grade school textbooks rescuing kittens, directing traffic, being in general beneficial support persons for our wider society.  In my community, across the continent, I suspect there are still representatives of these police.  What images I mostly see today though are of a militarized force sent out to confront some mass at demonstration.  I still prefer the cat rescuer illustrations.  PIECE 1) A Cultural Bygone.  Wood, badge, stuffed cat.  PIECE 2) Traffic Duty.  Cardboard shipping tubes, wood, badge.  – JM

Our New Business Card – designed by some orphaned Australian kids

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We held our annual “Design Our Business Card” contest and we’re proud to share this year’s winning design.  The artists were some Australian orphans.  For their winning entry, they hired a professional photographer to capture them illegally posting an original Joe Moma Unfoldable in a Sydney, Australia strip mall.  Along with having their photograph on our business card this year, they also received $10 USD and a certificate.  Please join us in congratulating them!

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Painting smoke

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I started painting smoke last summer, and approached the concept a few times more this summer.  This piece, The Rebecca Ward Goes Down, symbolically describes wooden ships that were frozen in place, and ultimately crushed by the ice, as early explorers (such as Robert Peary and crew) attempted to reach the top of the world.

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Latex paint and ink on medium density fiberboard, framed in oak, maple and walnut.

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These photographs are from a temporary outdoor exhibit I posted on the exterior wall of an abandoned concrete facility at the end of July.  Plenty of neighborhood people passed by and enjoyed the art…  – JM

Industrial Revolution Paintings

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Industrial Revolution: Past.  24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Industrial Revolution: Present. 24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Industrial Revolution: Future.  24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Campaign Cycles

I’m continuing to work on Unfoldables – they are made by arranging and gluing 16 photocopies onto single, large sheets of paper.  Certain areas are then painted.  Here I’m exploring an antithesis to the avalanche of campaigning that will undoubtedly inundate our lives through late 2016.  – JM

Previous paintings

I recently traveled back in time, via an external hard drive, and found forgotten caches of old work (in the form of digital images).  These 3 paintings are Eur’s and the first 2 were completed before we met.  She used thickener to build surfaces onto the canvas so that you could run your hand over the finished pieces and they felt like topographical maps.  – JM

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