LAND OF JONES:
the only place offering a comprehensive look at the artwork of Landon Jones.
When I was very young I took a special interest in the YMCA pool where I could witness the result of broken spectrum light* reflecting off moving water as well as a projection phenomenon I now know as the camera obscura effect. While sitting inside one of the locker room's lockers, waiting for mom, I noticed fuzzy animated silhouettes on the locker's back wall, these were the inverted images of people in the room changing, as projected through the locker's perforated door. Later, during art school, I realized these early experiences led me to my interest in optics and lighting.
My work includes re-engineered domestic appliances, deco painted interiors and tapestries, miniatures, prismatic viewing devices, depth collages, paper and digital collages, high-risk subway-line drawings, photographic microscapes, referential product photographs, architectural concepts, cast stone architectural members, miniature architectural models, and modular Lucite constructions involving lenses, electronics, and fluids such as my “Aqueous Light Projector” and portable liquid vortex relaxation chamber.
*High efficiency mercury vapor lights emit an incomplete spectrum, therefore the light gives things a high-contrast appearance.
Industrial architectures of the late romantic and early modern periods
Indoor swimming pools and technology in prototyping stages
- Creative Modes:
The subjugated role of director to subject in the New German Cinema and with photographers Bernd & Hilla Becher.