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This year started off fast in terms of paintings, then things slowed down due to working on a few commissions, dislocating/straining my thumb on my painting hand, intensive writing ) short stories and poems) and putting together a large exhibit for a show in Bellingham.
--- SERIES I --- "Old Gods and Totems"
I closed the old year and have begun 2014 with an exploration of totems, worshipers, and gods.
--- SERIES II --- Paintings to go with my poem "Quantum Physics"
There is and will also be more paintings that go along with my poem:
A quirky love story told in three parts, which is more about sorrow and escape and the moment a little redheaded-girl learned to walk through walls after discovering the limitations of a half-rusted machete.
---Series III --- Book cover for Larry Crist
This is a series of studies I did for a book cover Larry Crist's book for "Undertow Overtures." It went from many stages until I captured the core of what Larry was trying to describe to me.
--- SERIES IV --- "Forgotten Land"
The fourth series I have worked on this year stared May 22nd, 2014. The "Forgotten Land" series that focus on flowers blooming where buildings and man-made structures once stood.
Some might see a negativity in it due to the lack of human habitation. I see it as a positive that the planet will find a way to bounce back.
Within this series you can also note that the palette I am using features more blues and grays. At its core, I am using the same colors as previous paintings, but in this case, these colors have been muted by the gray undertones and the predominance of blue.
Q: Jude Adebosoye Ogunade the canyon and the flowers...are they on a single theme...is that a continued composition? Duane?
A: Thanks for the question Jude - It is a single theme. The world has titled - be it over population, genocide, climate change, disease - to the point where humans have almost disappeared from the plant. The flowers signify the plant slowly healing itself.
Please note: All paintings are sold unframed.
The artist retains reproduction rights on all paintings/sketches/images created purchased and purchased.
All Paintings in this album © 2014 By Duane Kirby Jensen
Beneath his calm facade, the artist screams as people demands pull him this way and that until time itself hit’s 00:00. $300 (sold)
The First Poppy Blooms After Countless Seasons of Darkness. $150 (sold)
The Thistles Shall Welcome the Honey Bees and the Honey Bees Shall Bring the World Back into Bloom. $200 (sold)
When true believers try to silence their gods $300 (sold)
Louisiana Love$200 (sold out)
Kohaku # 79$525 (sold out)
Simply offerings to a god needing proof $400
When true believers try to silence their gods I $400
When true believers try to silence their gods II$400
Forgotten gods smash the god killer's greatest creation: for only in the dark can one find god. $400
After belief is gone and the worshipers have locked away their gods, the once reverent can destroy the totems that held them....$175
Cast away into an unbalanced universe whose fabric is always in some stage of ripping, The Forgotten Gods plot .....$2,800
Schrödinger continues to look for his cat.$1,200
In the land humans no longer visit, the forgotten gods attempt to extract themselves from the sediment of time.$1,200
Schrödinger Looks for his Cat in a Land that Fades Into and Out of Time.$1,600
Succumbing to Despair, a Forgotten God Struggles to Rediscover His Lost Identity$1,600
Daisies within the Ruble of Life Once Lived, “Say Welcome Home” to Nobody. $250
The Empty Land Swallows the Sound of the Wind $250
Columbines Bloom at the Final Outpost as the Winds Whistle Through the Treeless Landscape that Once was Cedar Scented. © 2014 By$250
New Beginnings at the End.$450
Out of sight, the growing sound of buzzing, makes its way towards a new patch of color, within a land swept free of language. © $800
Renewal in a landscape of Forgotten Graves $225
When Purple Buds Puncture the Grey of Day.
Beneath the frayed ribbon of the solemn galaxy$600
One Green Leaf Strives to Recite One More Poem into Twilights' Bared Teeth That Hungers for the Last Taste of Fauna $600
Hanging on the edge of hope $350
Flowers at the End of Time.$200
Spring Blooms Beneath the Silence of the Red Window Frame. $200
Blooms Along the Shore of an Empty Ocean $200 (sold out)
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