Art is a story; that’s the way I’ve always worked at it. Telling your personal story is a path cut out of the wilderness, if your art is to be your truth.
My L'assemblage Artwork is a metaphor of the books we carry inside ourselves. Unlike the baggage we carry, these books are positive memories and values; the books we’ve read, the stories and poems we’ve written out on the fragile parchment of our hearts, in the margins, in the ink of tears and elation, the lessons and loves that we hold forever dear, deeply in that breast pocket of our soul coat.
These are our ancient pages, tied together with twine, held together by heart and hope. This book contains every hand you ever held, every heart you ever touched; these are the written receipts for paid attention.
Michael Douglas Jones ©2021