Welcome to the latest edition of the Lovelorn Poets Saturday Special. These special messages feature information about the artists from Flickr and YouTube whose work appears on this site. I hope you enjoy reading about these talented individuals and visit their websites to see more of their work (and making a purchase never hurts!)
Name: Jay King
Lovelorn Poets Featured Message:
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Work: I work in glass. I play in polyclay, stone and sound.
Duration: First Stage: As long as I breathe
Second Stage: As long as my art lasts
Education: I was educated in spite of school.
No training. I learned by dare and by doing.
Influences: Primitive man. The insane.
I admire surrealists like Matta, Ernst & Lam, and dadaists like Tzara, Schwitters & Ball.
Bruegel and Bacon figure in there somewhere as well.
Preferred Work Environment: At home, alone, at night, with music.
My Process: I make hundreds of molds of toys and stones, then I press clay partially into more than one mold.
Philosophy: You will never come up with something totally new, no matter how hard you try. Chalk it up to the persistence of human endeavor, and then get to work remixing, mashing-up and re-interpreting the world As You See It.
Meandering through Jay’s work is like peeking into a curious old shop filled with relics from the past. Sometimes a description of the object is provided and other times you’re left wondering for yourself. A little hesitant, a little bemused, you continue forward into the labyrinth of faces… Thank you, Jay, for giving us the creepy-sensual-murky-depths of Fish Girl and all the other creatures in her realm.