Jon Carter

Painting

In my work I am seeking to express the need for environmental improvements for people living in urban areas. These neighborhoods often lack adequate green spaces, and urban forestation. 

 

My compositions are largely influenced by M.C. Escher in utilizing unrelated perspectives and stairways that lead nowhere. I express the experience of living in urban areas by disrupting perspectives, and also contrasting moods and textures to give a sense of dissonance and energy. I use painting, formed collage, and a variety of materials to achieve these effects to reflect the vibrant energy of the urban environment.    

 

What truly drives me as an artist is bringing meaning into the world. I want to help people understand the need to get involved with making the urban environment a great place to live.