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 Giving up control and embracing my unbound nature

The early part of 2008 saw three major focal parts: The Conversation, Green Room, and Blue Room Meditation series.

The Conversation series was about grouping a series of woman in non-verbal dialogue.

The Green Room series was another exploration of interior dialogs, but this time in a unified place that flavored and deepened the overall mood.

Blue Room Mediations was simple an exploration of the human form as an abstract. In the end it was all about movement and the removal of the self.
 
 
By the middle of 2008 my work took on a looser feel and this was by design. I set aside my pencil and my desire to create a detailed sketched before painting began, and instead picked embraced charcoal which allows one to quickly sketches a subject and also capturing more of the mood and emotion of the moment. During the painting process I allowed the charcoal to merger and at times muddy the inks during the painting process and or allow its lines to remain slightly visible. This change launched my Unbound series and continues to influence my current work.
 
 
Two other series arose within the unbound world. The 'What If' world of the anti-landscapes and the first appearance of The Man With the Green Umbrella.

The landscapes are bleak, I look at green hills, rivers, bays and oceans and imagine what they will look like when stripped bare of life. It is the ecological nightmare taken to the extreme. A warning of 'What If.'


The Man with the Green Umbrella just showed up. First in crowd scenes, then on is own. Hunter or hunted, lost soul or a man with a purpose? He has been making the rounds for over two years now, and the pieces to his story are still taking shape.


Duane Kirby Jensen                                              
2.23.10

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All Paintings in this album © 2008 By Duane Kirby Jensen.



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Just This Side of Forever, the Old Trails Still Remain, the Last Scars Left By the Race of Man.
Just This Side of Forever, the Old Trails Still Remain, the Last Scars Left By the Race of Man.
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When Rivers Cease to Flow, Throats Will Become Parched Then Turn to Dust. All That Remains will be the Land--the Endless Land.
When Rivers Cease to Flow, Throats Will Become Parched Then Turn to Dust. All That Remains will be the Land--the Endless Land.
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When Rivers Run Dry, Bays Will Fade From Sight and the Fish, They Will Cease to Swim.
When Rivers Run Dry, Bays Will Fade From Sight and the Fish, They Will Cease to Swim.
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Within the Barren Land--A Sign Post of a Traveler in Search of an Acre of Green Land.
Within the Barren Land--A Sign Post of a Traveler in Search of an Acre of Green Land.
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Even Within the Harshest Landscape, Life Fights to Taste the Wind, and the Bumble Bee Bee Searches Out Each New Bloom.
Even Within the Harshest Landscape, Life Fights to Taste the Wind, and the Bumble Bee Bee Searches Out Each New Bloom.
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Even Within the Harshest Landscapes Cool Blue Moisture Offers Opportunities of Survival.
Even Within the Harshest Landscapes Cool Blue Moisture Offers Opportunities of Survival.
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The Last Boneyard: So Quiet, Not Even the Wind Dares to Breathe
The Last Boneyard: So Quiet, Not Even the Wind Dares to Breathe
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Long Before the Race of Man Allowed the Earth to Become the Last Boneyard.
Long Before the Race of Man Allowed the Earth to Become the Last Boneyard.
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RJ Unbound: Stoically He Faces the Wind; Remembering Time Gone When Rivers Ran High and Cool.
RJ Unbound: Stoically He Faces the Wind; Remembering Time Gone When Rivers Ran High and Cool.
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Long After the Last Cow Has Faded to Mulch and the Wind has Forgotten the Forlorn Sound of a Moo.
Long After the Last Cow Has Faded to Mulch and the Wind has Forgotten the Forlorn Sound of a Moo.
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The Artist Unbound: Blue Jazz.
The Artist Unbound: Blue Jazz.
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The Artist Unbound: Ochre Jazz:
The Artist Unbound: Ochre Jazz:
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The Artist Unbound: Red Jazz:
The Artist Unbound: Red Jazz:
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The Artist Unbound: Yellow Jazz.
The Artist Unbound: Yellow Jazz.
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Claudine Unbound: Deep in Thought, She Tap-Dances With Her Nightmares
Claudine Unbound: Deep in Thought, She Tap-Dances With Her Nightmares
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I could look at these all day---thanks for sharing ----:)
-- Doris Bolton Bassett, 3/25/11

Duane Kirby JensenThe Faire be Monday the 28th, from 7-10:30. I will be there. Enjoy your night of dance.
-- Duane Kirby Jensen, 3/24/11

I really love these. Color. Movement. Emotion.
-- Priya Keefe, 3/24/11

Cover art...great idea! re: tomorrow, I have plans to go dancing, but keep me posted on Faire!
-- Priya Keefe, 3/24/11

Duane Kirby JensenOh, any chance you will be at tomarrow reading? It should be good. If so, I will see you there. March 25 at 7:00 p.m. Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle (Capitol Hill) Reading features poets Lana Ayers, John Byrne, Christopher Jarmick, Robert Lashley, Kristen McHenry, Belle Randall, and Michael Spence.
-- Duane Kirby Jensen, 3/24/11