The birds we see in the dead of night. Oil on oak panel. 24 x 48 inches. Based on a succession of falcons I witnessed swooping across Interstate 65, somewhere outside of Indianapolis, around 3 am. My headlights caught 5 or 6 of them and it was a rare event, as they normally fly during the day. – JM
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!
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.
Latex paint and ink on medium density fiberboard, framed in oak, maple and walnut.
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
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
These archived photographs are from 2006. That’s about the time I started taking my work into the field to see it installed in specific settings. I’m in the process of beginning a new series of site-specific installations. * The first photograph shows a heavy framed piece in a creek – suspended on a tilted stake driven into loose sand and pebbles. That seems risky to me now. – JM