Friday, October 4, 2013

30/30: Jason Twiggy Lott



30 artists...30 days. Spend the month of October with me at The Altered Page to meet the 30 spotlight artists in my book The Mixed-Media Artist: Art Tips, Tricks, Secrets and Dreams from Over 40 Amazing Artists. See them in action in their studios, read their 'quirky' bios written in their own words, see some of their art that led me to invite them to be a part of my book, and hear my story of what they each mean to me. Then click on over to their sites and see what they have to say about The Mixed-Media Artist.


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Jason Twiggy Lott


"I don't intend to enlighten, increase spiritual awareness, or incite peace on earth with my work. My work just is. As I am. My work exists because I do. I create very much for myself. If anything, my work could be said to be a process of self-study and examination.


My art is simply about me as much as it is about people, characters, and objects that make it up. I have my stories and reasons behind each piece, but the ideas, ideals, biases, and perspectives the viewer brings to the work are the real lifeblood.


Whether it's a conscious attempt or not, I don't typically confine any given piece I create to a specific concept or story line. If my work is open-ended enough that anyone can bring their own interpretation to it, I'm happy."


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I first became aware of Jason's work quite a few years ago when he contacted me via email to let me know he was planning on attending the annual Mississippi Central Park Picnic. In this event, native Mississippians come to NYC to celebrate their culture by sharing their art, food, music, and the like with New Yorkers. I was glad he reached out to me, not only because he is a great guy, but also because I found his art so compelling and unique.

Jason's artwork has an intensely personal and meaningful aura. There is history and a bit of mystery in every piece that pulls you in and makes you want to know more. His unique style blends figurative painting in oils with mixed media, where he often uses scraps of wood, metal and other found objects. It is a very distinctive approach that reflects his personal beliefs and gives the viewer the sense that when you see one of his pieces, you are seeing a bit of Jason himself.
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GIVEAWAY

For every comment you leave in October on one of the 30/30 posts on my blog, you will have that many chances to win a signed copy of The Mixed Media Artist. I will be giving away a total of 3 copies. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have (but only 1 per post please). Please make sure I have a way to contact you. Winners will be announced in early November. 

67 comments:

Matt T mtaaris(at)yahoo.c o m said...

I get a sense of haunted- perfect for Oct.

MegWeaves said...

Beautiful! So beautiful.

Lynn Cohen said...

Always good to visit here!

Angie said...

Holy Icons!! Stunning work.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous art by Jason Twiggy Lott!
I love especially his assemblages on wood.. amazing pieces!

Marit said...

I am proud to be in the same book as Jason... what a wonderful artist!

ArtPropelled said...

Another favourite! I discovered Jason's work a few years ago and am thrilled that he will be featured in the book.

amy of four corners design said...

one of my favorites as well...his work is indeed intricate but yet open ended...
Day 2 of your 30/30 and already I am behind...I don't want to miss any of it!

lynner1950 said...

Interesting guy!

Roberta said...

Great graphic design work as well!

Karenliz said...

WOW so beautiful.

elle said...

Enlightening as always!

elizabeth bunsen said...

ahh... a Mississippian, I was born there and shadow lady is indeed from there, very interesting, intense and Faulkneresque... I am looking forward to learning more about Mr. Jason

Laura said...

Awesome work

Nan G said...

Intense and somewhat haunting work.

Jan said...

I love being introduced to these artists! Thank you.

Once A Cowgirl...Always A Cowgirl said...

Another day, another new artist! Fantastic!

karenm said...

wow! I love being introduced to someone new.

Bill said...

I love his opening statement - "My work just is." Fantastic art!

Maureen said...

Every picture has a story, indeed!

Hue and Me Art said...

Amazing art and amazing man.

jodi said...

So great to be introduced to new artists everyday!
I love "broadening my horizons!" Thank you Seth!

Linda Naprstek said...

Beautiful work, with such intensity
Really makes you think!

Irma said...

Eye catching work by Mr. Jason!

Jo Murray said...

To me, Jason's work has enormous 'intellectual depth'. I had not encountered him before this and am delighted that you've introduced us.

Donna said...

Stunning! Beautiful! Love!

trish quilty said...

very mystical.....very intense.

donnaj said...

Amazing work-a "new to me" artist-thanks!

donnaj said...

Amazing work-a "new to me" artist-thanks!

queenb2u said...

Another great artist to encounter. I am so wanting to get up close and study each of Jason's creations. Thanks, again, Seth.

Elizabeth said...

Inspiring!

PD Packard said...

Mighty fine work.

"My work just is. As I am."
Um hum...I like that.

Here I stand; I can do no other.
Martin Luther

Patty H said...

Beautiful work that has a very personal feel to it.

Darlene K Campbell said...

There's a raw, mysterious aura with his work. I'm intrigued and grateful I got to meet him here. Love, love, love him.

Teri said...

I like this work but would like to know more about his process. Are they photos that he takes or ones that he finds and incorporates into his work? Are they done as collages or are they manipulated via a computer? It is hard to tell from the photos but very interesting. I suppose I will have to investigate further.

Sandy said...

I appreciate how individual and personal this art is. Thanks for introducing Jason Twiggy Lott!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Jason's work is so alive.

Candice Thomas said...

Json's work is beautiful, interesting and inviting. I am so glad you shared his work.

Micki said...

Awesome work. Love how he states that his art just is.....which I think is wonderful. His art is beautiful but not all pieces speak to me like the last one featured here. That woman just seems to speak to me, grab my attention. Gorgeous work.

Deborah J Bein said...

why I love collage and collage artists....DIVERSITY...in subject matter, techniques, mediums.....it is all such a HUGE MIX IT UP! two days in and I'm already hooked on 30/30. Thanks! dbein@hvc.rr.com

Barbara Smith said...

Wow. I think I'll leave it at that.

Jeanette House said...

I haven't seen Jason's work before; really love the colour blocking and the atmosphere in his compositions!

Dede Warren said...

This is my first sight into Jason's stunning work. Thanks for sharing the talent of all the artists this month. I will be following along, and enjoying the works they share.

Laura Strack said...

Thanks for pulling me into Jason art...I do want to see more of his work. Intriguing and beautiful, to say the least.

Lynda said...

Thanks for introducing me to Jason's work as I have not known of him before... definitely worth examining his works...

Rachel Whetzel said...

Having so much fun meeting the artists this month!!

Kathy said...

Very beautiful work - ethereal

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Wow! I love his style!

Glenda Hoagland said...

Jason's work is so uniquely personal

Mickie said...

I love the eye, the keys and the old rusty nails, would love to know the story behind them. Interesting art!

Heather B. said...

I really like and am drawn in by the vintage photos amongst some more modern backgrounds.

Christine Kiehl said...

I have to agree with you, His art is compelling and unique. Love the melting woman picture; very farout. Thanks for bringing him and his artwork to us! Great posts this month!

Barbara I. said...

Wow, I'm really drawn to Jason's work. I was not familiar with his art and am glad that you have introduced him to me. I think Jason's art has an air of intrigue and I love that he uses found objects in his work. bkisrael@gmail.com

lauriez said...

wow-Jason's work is amazing. also love his creative philosophy:"My work just is. As I am". Beautiful.

Leslie said...

Oh boy! Another new thread to follow. I love his work.

Chris said...

Jason's work is so personal, so mysterious. More googling...

Barbara Mason said...

Seth I think you hit it spot on ...history and mystery...2 of my favorite subjects...good works.

Hastypearl said...

Assemblageyesassemblageyesassemblageyes!
Great pick! Laura

Hester said...

Outstanding art!

Peg Englishman said...

I love Jason's work. It lends itself to such mystery and makes me ponder.

stlbarb said...

I see the mystery in Jason's art! Each piece makes me want to know more about the subject, to touch and be touched by it.

Ruth L said...

it's like a hidden world coming to life...

Beverley Baird said...

Such stunning pieces -more so because they are so personal.

Lura said...

love the assemblage thanks for letting see into some of his art. what a great book seth. xoxo

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm catching up. And these works are so amazing. He's a VERY personal artist and you can tell that. So evocative and tied to memory. I love it.

Jorin said...

Beautiful work.

Gillian Pearce said...

Wonderful backgrounds in these. Interesting combination.